The Fantastic FRED Experience is a FREE live performance-led mental health resource for primary aged children delivered by a team of trained actors.
Children are able to take part in a live, interactive and engaging performance delivered inside an immersive mobile classroom, your school hall or a large classroom.
Specifically designed to inform, equip and build resilience, it delivers simple, memorable and practical ways that young children can look after their mental health and explains the link between our physical and mental health.
It provides six interactive performances per day, each lasting 30 minutes. There are 2 age-specific versions of the performance for Key Stage 1 and 2.
The letters in FRED’s name represent the areas of educational focus:
One Experience, Two Ways...
The Fantastic FRED Experience offers a ‘whole school approach’ tailored to the needs of your school.
For Schools With
Under 400 Pupils
For schools with 400 pupils and below, we will visit with our mobile classroom. Approximately 30-35 children can be seated in the mobile classroom to enjoy the immersive Experience.
For Schools With
Over 400 Pupils
For schools with over 400 pupils, the event will be delivered in your school hall or a large classroom. We arrive with our equipment and stage that can be quickly assembled to deliver the same memorable performance.
The Facts and Figures
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Ensuring the young children of our nation have the mental health support and resilience tools they need is more critical now than ever before.
The current COVID-19 pandemic, combined with enforced lockdowns and disruption to everyday life, has had a major impact on children’s mental health with many experiencing severe emotional challenges as a direct result.
The Fantastic FRED Experience is a mental health resource that’s all about prevention. With half of all mental health problems being established by the age of 14, the younger we engage children to equip and build emotional resilience the more likely we are to prevent mental health challenges developing when they are older.
The Fantastic Fred Experience is part of the Good Mental Health Matters campaign, launched by NHS Kent in 2019, to help raise awareness of mental health among young people in Kent, and equip children at a very early age to improve their lifelong emotional resilience.
Its origins and conceptual foundations include independent clinical review and approval, as well as wide-ranging and multi-stakeholder engagement with teachers, parents, education and health professionals, consultants and commissioners.
The Fantastic FRED Experience is available to book for free to eligible primary schools. Book your visit today.
Fantastic FRED Gallery
"The actors enthralled the children who thought the experience was amazing."
"We were told by parents that their children went home and spoke about the show."
"My class remembered so many facts and the FRED acronym really stuck in their heads."
"The children are still talking about FRED and we will be following up with reminders in assembly and PSHE."
The Fantastic Fred Experience
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