In the context of Covid-19, schools across the country have been designing Recovery Curricula. This discussion explores the role creativity and multilingualism can play in this curriculum, taking into account the diverse experiences of students throughout the pandemic. The conversation will cover key questions - how can educators inclusively support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pupils in this recovery? When addressing difficult and complex experiences, what opportunities and challenges are presented when we embrace the multilingualism of our classrooms? What is the role of arts and performance in implanting an effective educational recovery programme for pupils across schools in London and the UK?
Following a series of multilingual, creative workshops with pupils at Gearies Primary School in East London, speakers will reflect on the importance of engaging students creatively across different languages to facilitate a meaningful educational recovery from the pandemic. This event will also include a small sharing of creative work by students at Gearies Primary School.