SPARK Festival of Wellbeing - 12 and 13 July 2019

SPARK was a two-day event led in partnership between Rewired Counselling and Pound Arts.
SPARK Festival of Wellbeing

Friday 12 July

This day was designed especially for 200 Year 9 students from Corsham Secondary School. The students were taken off curriculum for the whole day and took part in a range of talks, workshops and experiences focusing on health and wellbeing. 

The SPARK team worked with local services and organisations to provide a range of activities that would support all of the student's needs, from mental and physical to
emotional. Staff from Corsham School also provided activities to highlight the
subjects and facilities at school that can support the students' wellbeing.

88% of students surveyed after the event said they would recommend SPARK.

Due to changes in the teenage brain, this time of life can be tricky to navigate – it is a vital age to educate and equip young people with knowledge and services that can support them.
— The SPARK team

Saturday 13 July

An inclusive and accessible day aimed at the general public. There was a programme of speakers throughout the day touching on a wide range of health topics from academic research to personal stories, as well as a ‘marketplace’ with local services, experiences, charities and community groups represented. 

The event had around 300 attendees in total throughout the day, with 137 of these booking on to a talk, taster session or experience, including pilates, reiki, singing and osteopathy.

One of the successes of the SPARK event was connecting local service providers and individuals working in the health and wellbeing sector who were unaware of each others work. This atmosphere of collaboration was very exciting and we received lots of positive feedback from stallholders about this.
— The SPARK team

Read more

Read the report on the SPARK project here. 

Community Cash Fund

This project was one of five to receive a grant from us. Read about the other projects here. 

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