Project information

All's Well That Eats Well

All’s Well That Eats Well is a fun performance designed to engage Primary aged pupils and increase their understanding of the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. The performance is supported with follow on drama workshops allowing pupils to further explore the issue of health.

January 2011 - January 2012

Charity information: Caboodle Theatre in Education

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  • Need


    Department of Health statistics show that childhood obesity is becoming more common in the UK. Too much food with a high fat or sugar content and a lack of physical activity means that many children are becoming seriously overweight. Healthy living is, more than ever, an important part of the National Curriculum. Headteachers are actively being encouraged to support and encourage healthier eating in schools as “The food children eat can have a significant impact on their performance at school."


    Teachers are extremely keen to address the growing problem of obesity among the young and to promote the Government supported Healthy Living policy. Our performance piece and follow on workshops offers a new way of teaching this through an artistic platform. Many of the schools that we visit are Inner City and in deprived areas, with a high percentage of free school meals. Research has shown that families on low income often have a less healthy diet than others.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    For pupils to realize how food can affect their bodies, their development and the way they run


    » Through a live theatre show. Pupils engage with our chracters while learning the importance of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...Young pupils understanding the importance of all the food groups and why they need a balance of these in their diets.

    Aim 2

    To encourage pupils to make smart, healthy lifestyle choices and work towards a healthier future.


    » Deliver follow on drama based workshops to encourage children to think about their food, where it comes from and how to make smart choices.

    What success will look like

    Success will be...Pupils taking an interest in food - growing, preparing and eating a varied and well balanced diet.

  • Impact


    The programme will educate young people on important health issues, encouraging them to make smart choices as they grow to adulthood. The more young people that we educate on healthy living, the more healthy our young people should become, lowering the current statistics of childhood obesity. We hope that the pupils we woek with will grow into fit and healthy young people who treat their bodies and lifes with respect.


    The programme is delivered by 2 actor/facilitators. Should one of these people fall ill or pull out of the programme it could jeopordise bookings. However, I have a strong and comitted pool of actors who work on other projects. A number of these actors would be available at short notice and able to step into the role, and I therefore feel confident that we could cope with such a problem.


    Written reports would be available to all donors upoin request. In addition evaluation forms and feedback from the schools that we visit would be available. Donors are able to come and view our work provided that we are given sufficient notice and clear it with the host school.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £42,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,950 Artists Fees Rehearsal and Performance fees
      £2,170 Capital Costs Lap Top, Projector and Screen for performance
      £2,500 Overheads Office overheads, costume, props
      £19,200 Wages Artistic Director and Company Manager Salary
      £2,180 Travel Petrol Mileage, Stationary & Contingency

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Awards for All £8,170 Guaranteed
    Thomas Wall Trust £1,000 Guaranteed
    Charles S French Trust £2,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    We will be delivering this project to London based Primary Schools. All primary schools within the London boroughs will be given the opportunity to book the programme. The programme is deliviered within the primary schools, so with every booking the venue will change.


    Our project has been designed for pupils aged 5-11 years. They and their schools will benefit from this programme. The pupils will come from a wide range of backgrounds due to the diversity of London. A significant proportion of the pupils will live in deprived areas and many will belong to ethnic minorities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working within Primary schools for nearly 10 years delivering creative and performing arts workshops to complement and enhance the curriculum. Over the last few years we have developed this to include theatre performances and workshops. We take great pride in delivering high quality arts education and the schools we visit always give extremely positive feedback.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Nicola Brookstein

    I am Artistic Director of Caboodle. I write the scripts and develop the workshops that we deliver to schools as well as training the actors.

    Gillian Daly

    Gillian is Company Manager and is key to the smooth running of Caboodle. Her role includes liaising with schools, booking tutors and accounting.