The Madeleine Project

The Workshop for Teenagers

Teenage Workshops

Serious stuff...taught in non-serious ways!

The Madeleine Project introduces its latest workshop for guiding teenagers on a journey of discovery by developing skills to thrive in the 21st century.

How do we do this?

We do this in two ways. Firstly, we bring teenagers together to reflect on their understanding of ‘stuff’ and encourage them to think independently to develop THEIR skills – there is no one tool to fix all things. Secondly, we explore solutions with fun. We know teens learn like sponges when they are in an environment where they can laugh at themselves and learn with others in a safe environment. Our structured activities allow them to find solutions to their everyday problems through education and humour. 

Our focus...

The key triggers of stress in our teenagers are well understood: fast paced lifestyle, social media/technology, peer pressure, brain development and lack of self-care and self respect. Teenagers understand these issues but aren’t equipped with the tools and self-confidence to overcome them. 

The Madeleine Project works with teenagers to provide them with an understanding of each trigger and an opportunity to explore the best strategies to support their mental and physical health. This is done through activities, performance and group discussions 

The Madeleine Project

The name ‘Madeleine Project’ was inspired by a series of seven novels written by Marcel Proust. The narrator’s account of how the innocent past, locked in forgotten childhood memories, is revitalised by the scent of a madeleine biscuit dipped in tea. We want to create madeleine moments for everyone by taking them back to an age of innocence when life’s stresses were unknown elements of the future.


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