Nurture Group Network | Marion Bennathan is…

Nurture Group Network | Marion Bennathan is...

Children who have positive experiences at home when they are young have a whole host of advantages over those who don’t: they tend to do better at school, attend regularly, enjoy activities with friends and are significantly less likely to show challenging behaviour or have problems with their physical or mental health.

Nurture groups in schools give these less advantaged children the opportunity to learn some of the important early experiences they never had the chance to learn at home. And from those experiences, they gain the skills to join in with lessons, make friends and deal more confidently and calmly with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.

Our client, the Nurture Group Network, publish resources and run training and professional development for people involved in ‘nurture’ in education of children and young people.

One of the Nurture Group Network’s founders is their Life President, Marion Bennathan, an eminent child psychologist, advocate of nurture and of disadvantaged children, and friend and colleague of Marjorie Boxall (who came up with and developed the idea of nurture groups as an intervention). Her passion and wisdom has led the organisation from strength to strength: NGN felt it fitting to honour her incredible contribution to the education of children by commissioning a portrait of the woman and her work.

Filmed over several days in 2014, at her home (in conversation with Dr Mark Turner), at conference, and at a training day at NGN head office, this is the result.

Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

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