The Happiness Hunt

The Happiness Hunt is a creative project connecting primary schools and care homes across Mendip Somerset.

The idea is to connect local primary schools and care homes through creativity and forming new creative pen-friends – all themed on the idea of happiness. And as well as sharing lots of creative things we are making a short film to document some of the responses and ideas.

Find out more here: Watch the BBC Video about The Happiness Hunt in Mendip here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happiness Boxes Contain:

  • Some gifts to make you think about happiness

  • Creative materials, craft items and resources to get you started

  • A list of creative challenge responding to the idea of happiness

  • A link to free online creative resources including videos from professional artists

  • A few prompts / props and items to get you thinking further about happiness and the tasks

As part of the project participants create images, ideas and visuals to share between groups received by post, developing new creative pen-friends. By sharing these pertinent experiences we hope to develop lasting relationships between these settings and individuals. As part of this we also plan to facilitate some creative conversations between settings.

We will be sharing the journey in a short film.

Partner Schools and Care Homes for the project so far are:

Shepton Mallet: Bowlish Infant School partnered with Field House Care Home

Shepton Mallet: St Paul's CofE VC Primary School partnered with St Cecelia's Care Home 

Frome: St John's CofE First School partnered with Rowden House Care Home

Frome: Trinity CofE VC First School partnered with Critchell Court

Glastonbury: St Benedict's CofE VA Junior School partnered with St Benedict's Care Home 

Wells: Horrington Primary School partnered with Torrwood Residential Home

If you are interested in finding out more or joining the Happiness Hunt email us on makingthesunshine@gmail.com or visit our Instagram page!

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