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Happiness is the meaning of school

This talk by teacher and award-winning author, Adrian Bethune, will argue that the purpose of education should be to improve the happiness and wellbeing of pupils now and in the future. Adrian will share insights from the science of wellbeing and show how schools can be at the epicentre of societal change, creating a healthier, happier, more caring and sustainable society.



Adrian Bethune is a part-time teacher at a primary school in Aylesbury, Deputy Chair of the Well Schools strategic board and the founder of Teachappy. In 2012, he was awarded a ‘Happy Hero’ medal by Lord Richard Layard at the House of Lords for his work on developing wellbeing in schools.

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