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Happier

April 1, 2013

At the end of the 10-weekly drama course we asked the children participants, ‘What have you learnt on the BEANii workshops that could make you happier?’ In the words and understanding of 9 & 10 year olds children, – Making friends and feeling good – Drama – That you can unblock your arteries – PERMA [...]

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What is it about BEANii…?

April 1, 2013

We asked children participants of the BEANii Dickens drama course, ‘Why did you come to the BEANii workshops?’ Here is what some of them say: – Because I love BEANii – I have tried BEANii before and it was fun – Because I would find it FUN – To try new things – I wanted [...]

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BEANii prize winners!!

April 1, 2013

The BEANii Dickens drama course has sadly come to an end… However, we are very delighted to announce that: The overall winning team of the BEANii Dickens drama course is: Team Squibbler! Congratulations to the following children: Amy Burns-Maddock, Emma Wallace, John Freddy Calderon Ortiz, Raphaela Jewell, Zac Taruvinga   Over the course of the [...]

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More on the mission

January 22, 2013

Boy twin: That was awesome! Girl twin: What was? Boy twin: What else?! The mission launch! Girl twin: I know!! Can’t believe we are going to be in a play for the Southwest Fest this June! Boy twin: Especially if the play is about our story of meeting Smike.. Girl twin: Who would have thought.. [...]

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BEANii mission launch last Saturday

January 22, 2013

              As the great BEANii Dickens adventure supported by the Wellcome Trust continues…. Dr. Anne Mullen (our nutritional science expert who teaches university students at King’s College London) joined Smike, Nicholas Nickleby, Mr. & Mrs. Squeers on a special visit to launch our mission last Saturday.  Q: What’s the [...]

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Application to the BEANii Dickens Drama Course opens today

January 5, 2013

The BEANii Dickens Drama Course is 10 seriously fun Saturday workshops, supported by the Wellcome Trust, for children aged 8 – 11 to co-create a theatre show for the SouthWest Fest 2013. The course starts on the 19th January 2013. Child participants will explore bodyscience, encounter Dickens’ characters, develop skills and build confidence through various [...]

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Heart to heart

December 6, 2012

Heather Acton, our Westminster Councillor responsible for children health and wellbeing, visited one of the great BEANii Dickens adventure workshops attended by a class of school children from St. Barnabas’ CoE Primary School on Monday. At the workshop the school children were very excited to meet Mr. Bumble, the Victorian workhouse master, who knew nothing [...]

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BEANii veggie characters meet HRH

December 5, 2012

HRH the Duke of York had the opportunity to meet four very special guests last week, when he officially opened the development of 56 new homes and Thamesbank community centre, on the Peabody Avenue estate in Pimlico. Four children who have participated in the BEANii programme, created their very own ‘veggie characters’, and were very excited [...]

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School children helped solve mystery in 1837

November 28, 2012

A class of 30 school children attended a BEANii workshop at the Old Operating Theatre Museum today, as part of the great BEANii Dickens adventure supported by the Wellcome Trust. The children from Millbank Academy walked over an hour to get to the workshop from their school to help Mr. Bumble, the workhouse master, resolve [...]

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BEANii Victorian project wins support from Wellcome Trust

October 11, 2012

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by the Wellcome Trust to run a series of school and community workshops that will compare wellbeing in Victorian times with today.  Read the press release here.

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