I am a Primary School teacher and think the Happiness Club would be great to run in my school... Has this been done before? Would any of the activities need tweaking? Regards Jenni
I run one of the Happiness Clubs and I'm a parent to two primary school aged children. My children are really interested in the happiness club and it has inspired them both in many ways. Personally my only suggestion would be to commit to each of the 10 Keys to Happiness for a week instead of a month. That way the children can all still engage and I expect that they will feel differently as a result of a weeks commitment, rather than a months which could seem quite a lot to fully commit to at that age. Of course it depends on the children and a month may well work, but maybe approaching it for a week could be more inclusive for all children. Kirsty xx
I created the Happiness Project for a specific group of pupils a couple of years ago but have been teaching similar themes in the PRU I work in for years now. I have run this particular project twice now. Psychologies started the Happiness Club at the start of this year and I contacted them saying how similar the idea was to the one I'd been doing! I am a trained primary teacher who worked in primaries before moving to a PRU 10 years ago. I think my activities are appropriate for anyone (adults and children). I haven't had time to write up any others on this page but I will keep posting. Do get in touch if you want any more advice! Kind Regards.
I think it would be a wonderful thing to do with Primary School children. Why don't you give it a try and blog for us about your journey and what you find? The idea of the Happiness Club is rather than give prescriptive actions to do, they discuss it and then decide for themselves what action they try. I would love to talk to you further about this if you decide you'd like to do it. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org