In partnership with Cheltenham Festivals, National Literacy Trust and Mind, the Bupa Foundation invited all schools and young people to join Beyond Words, a national creative project where students put into words their feelings about a year like no other.
The project has now closed. In recognition of the extraordinary submissions the Bupa Foundation has donated a total of £75,000 to our charity partners, split between Cheltenham Festivals, National Literacy Trust and Mind to support their young people’s mental wellbeing programmes.
A selection of pieces will be published in a digital anthology in 2021 to celebrate outstanding contributions from children and schools.
Beyond Words is a year-round creative writing project by Cheltenham Festivals as part of its education strategy. It’s designed to increase the wellbeing, confidence and literacy of 14-16 year olds who are too physically or mentally unwell to attend school.