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Would you like to support Happy Healthy Education CIC by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? 

We have a range of branding opportunities, workshop slots and exhibition stands available to education providers or local businesses working to improve wellbeing for children and young people in Cornwall. REGISTER NOW to ensure you don’t miss out on these opportunities!

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A day packed full of workshops, exhibitions and focussed discussion about mental health and wellbeing for children and young people in Cornwall.

Meet with experts and practitioners from a variety of educational contexts: mindfulness experts, yoga teachers, outdoor education specialists and many others.

Understand more about how to enhance wellbeing in schools and families. Deepen your knowledge of research-based and effective strategies for supporting wellbeing and spend time reflecting on your own practice as you soak up the beautiful venue gardens and attractions.

£39 per person, which includes:

All About

Happy Healthy education CIC

Andrea Blair - organiser of the Happy Healthy Education Conference
Dr Andrea Blair (Director & Co-founder)

Happy Healthy Education began as an idea for promoting yoga and mindfulness in schools in response to the mental health crisis pre-COVID-19. Since first forming as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2018 HHEd now works at the intersections of yoga, psychology, sport and the outdoors. We look to nature, self and community in equal measure in the never ending pursuit of wellbeing. We are all about improving wellbeing for children and young people in Cornwall, whatever that looks or feels like for different bodies and from different starting places. 

Our platform is slowly growing into a community of likeminded parents, local charities, businesses and education professionals. Co-founded by secondary school teacher Dr Andrea Blair and senior yoga teacher Helen Clare, the main HHEd event is a full day conference at The Eden Project featuring a wide range of educators and other professionals. Our first event was in March 2019 and our next event will be held on Saturday 14th May 2022.

Helen has since moved on to focus on her own yoga businesses and Andrea continues as sole director, balancing the development of HHEd CIC with her family and work commitments. Originally from Northern Ireland, Andrea is a secondary maths teacher and doctor of education. Her work to date has encompassed the development of thinking skills in teaching and learning, promoting growth mindsets in teachers and students, and (un)learning ethically responsible approaches to pedagogy.  

Andrea has worked tirelessly in improving pastoral work in schools since the beginning of her career in Exeter and subsequently spent five years setting up a charity school for children in a poor community in North East Brazil which now provides opportunities for over 500 marginalised children. She now lives and works in West Cornwall and is a mother to two young children. She can often be found enjoying a good stomp along the South West Coast Path or in the ocean.

HHEd is small, but the vision is big – join us in the never ending pursuit of wellbeing for children and young people in Cornwall.  

Venue

Eden project, Cornwall

Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, UK

The Happy Healthy Education Conference is held at the Eden Project, Cornwall. This world-class venue provides us with a inspiring space for renewing ourselves whilst exploring wellbeing at the heart of innovation and social transformation in Cornwall. Visit the biomes during lunch, enjoy workshops run in the beautiful gardens, soak up the atmosphere of innovation, sustainability and wellness that Eden promotes. We are thrilled to spend the day in such a beautiful place and excited to share it with you at such a magical time of year as spring turns to summer and Eden is in full bloom. Eden is an optimistic place to be, perfect for all of us as we turn our hearts and minds to face a post-Covid world and what it means for the wellbeing of future generations.

The core Building

Our keynote speeches, workshops and talks take place in and around The Core Building. Offering four different indoor spaces as well as outdoor workshops and an exhibition floor, the design of this unique building is based on the structure of a sunflower:

“Designed by Jolyon Brewis of Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners, the Core is based on nature’s architecture – what we call ‘biomimcry’.

It incorporates a central trunk and canopy roof that shades the ground and harvests the sun. The most striking feature – the roof created from an intricate web of curved timber beams – is based on Fibonacci spirals, a pattern found in many natural forms including the seeds of a sunflower head, pine cones and snail shells.

At the centre of the Core sits Peter Randall-Page’s monumental Seed sculpture based on these same natural patterns.” (Find out more from the Eden Project website)

Getting there

Walking/cycling

Bike racks and luggage lockers are available.

by car

There is ample free parking at the Eden Project.

By bus/train

The nearest railway station is St Austell.

From the airport

The nearest airport is Newquay Cornwall Airport.

Schedule

Saturday 14th May 2022

To be confirmed.

Provisional timing of the day will be to start 9am and finish at 4pm.