Hannah Proops: The impact of the arts in the development and mental health of young people

Season 1, Episode 5,  Nov 23, 2020, 06:00 AM

In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Hannah Proops (1997), an Old Ed who is now the Director of Drama at KEHS.

Hannah talks about the reasons why she campaigned to get drama taught in every year group when she took over the role of Director of Drama, and how the subject has now grown to over 70 students studying GCSE Drama and 20 students studying Theatre Studies at A Level.

She also talks about TuneUp, an initiative that was created by Hannah and Kirsty von Malaisé (the Principal at KEHS) which gives schools the opportunity to celebrate the impact of the arts in the development and mental health of young people in the UK. 

The first part of TuneUp - Uplift - is taking place tomorrow (Tuesday 24th November) and incredibly, over 200 schools and 70,000 students will be involved. The resources that have been collated for this project will continue to be built and available at www.tuneup.life

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