The Science of Happiness
What can science teach us about how to be happier?
Chocolate. Video games. Instagram. Netflix. We have all turned to these things to overcome lockdown boredom and frustration. But do they really make us happy?
In this elective, we took on the role of social scientist and counsellor, looking for ways to help people in the School 21 community who are struggling with their well being. We explored what the scientific research says about attributes like gratitude, kindness, compassion and resilience, and undertook practical activities, like keeping a daily gratitude journal.
Each student has created a unique podcast episode where they have given their advice on how to beat the coronavirus blues.
What The Teachers say!
I was blown away by the maturity with which the group approached the challenging topic of young people’s well-being and mental health. The students were open about their own challenges, and committed to helping other people too. The podcasts have some brilliant practical activities people can do and I hope lots of people tune-in to listen!