[BATH] International Festival of Childhood
July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This event comes from this thinking:
What would the world look and feel like if we really maximised human potential and creativity? What kind of people would we be? And what global problems could we solve? From scientists to pediatricians, pedagogues, early years experts and psychologists; from educational researchers to businessmen, creative artists, writers, teachers, parents, practitioners and policy-makers, we want to help unite the thinkers with the doers in order to put these questions at the forefront of everyone’s agenda. In the same way that we are now revising our understanding of the importance of natural ecological sustainability, so we need to explore what underpins individual and community wellbeing and sustainability.
The event isthe result of a collaboration between the national Save Childhood Movement and the Bath-based charity 5x5x5=creativity and will be a major element of the City’s commitment to become a UNICEF nominated Child Friendly City.
I have been asked to come and contribute to the conversation on:
Knowing what you know about the current pressures on childhood, what big ideas and solutions do you think we should be exploring?
I gave the following snippet for use for quotes:
The International Festival of Childhood comes at an important time, when the pace of life can at times feel overwhelming, and young people arriving at university seem to be facing increasing mental health challenges. As a university lecturer, and a specialist in digital, it’s important to address how the digital can enhance and hinder the early years experience for children, setting them on a strong path to a positive future.
- The Festival of Childhood