Vamos took part in the second #MEFESTIVAL in Dudley last week, a festival aimed at helping primary school students find out more about happiness, health and wellbeing.

Intrepid workshop leader Kathryn Green got up extra early and journeyed to the beautiful Himley Hall in Dudley, the 18th Century manor house hosting the event. Over 100 students from 20 different schools joined in the four workshops, which focussed on communication and making connections. Mask played a key role in investigating how we use our bodies to communicate even before we open our mouths to speak and how we can use this knowledge to positively enhance our interactions in everyday life.

Kathryn commented, "I loved running workshops at ME Festival; there were so many activities to do and things to see. Every student attending was eager to learn and most importantly willing to laugh and share with one another. This Festival is an event that should be rolled out nationwide, so as to teach all our children the importance of our own happiness, health and well-being."

Thank you to everyone at the brilliantly run #MEFESTIVAL for inviting us to take part, and to all the young people for their energy and focus.

#MEFESTIVAL was organised by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on behalf of Dudley Health and Wellbeing Board and was a collaboration between the CCG, Dudley Council and Public Health, Dudley Council for Voluntary Services and Healthwatch Dudley.