Resilience, curiosity and relationships at NWG Innovation Festival
The NWG Innovation Festival in Newcastle is one of the biggest festivals of innovation in the world.
More than 3,000 people from nearly 700 leading organisations around the globe, descended on Newcastle Racecourse for Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival. The aim of the event was to come up with innovative solutions to some of the biggest and hard-hitting challenges faced by society and the environment, within five action-packed days.
Industry professionals were joined by engineers, local businesses, students, designers and members of the public, to focus on key issues such as climate change, the impact of 5G and vehicles of the future. Around 1,800 young people also came to learn about skills that can support their careers.
Laughology was there, working with ESH to deliver a ‘Skills for Success’ programme focused on helping young people learn ways to think confidently and differently.
Kerry, Sarah, Edward and Victoria delivered sessions with Laughology’s trademark humour and happiness. We covered resilience, curiosity and relationships and delivered to 320 young people from different backgrounds. For some, the free workshops were their first experience of looking at these vital life skills.
The students were each given a booklet with reminders of the sessions so they can continue building on the techniques they learned. In an ever-changing world, it is imperative that young people entering work have the ability to think for themselves, as well as the confidence and self-belief to put themselves forward. By empowering young people, we will all benefit.