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Lockdown Labyrinth Arts Activity

This arts-based research project centres around labyrinth activities. The labyrinth is an ancient archetype that has re-emerged in recent decades and is often used in educational as well as health and well-being settings.

The aim is to explore how arts activities can be useful during epidemics. In particular, how can children and teenagers process, reflect and capture their experiences of lockdown by engaging with labyrinth activities?

As the COVID-19 pandemic left us adjusting to a very different way of life – many of us home schooling for the first time – the arts sector is playing a huge part in devising imaginative ways to help reduce social isolation and manage the mental health and well-being of communities.

If you are interested in taking part and want to find out more, please access all the resources and information here and contact Elaine McNeill if you have any questions:

07782 482 733

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Liverpool John Moores University

Contact name:

Elaine McNeill

Contact email:


07782 482 733

Type of offer:

Digital/online activity or resource

Key Stages:




Session length:

Full day



Nature of activity or art form:

Exhibition Festival / event Outdoors Visual art

Subject or curriculum focus:

Art & design Citizenship History Maths

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Raised aspirations Raised attainment Social skills Learning about equality and diversity Global/international learning

Venue accessibility:

Lift access
Wheelchair access
Assistive listening (hearing/induction loop)
Audio Description
Closed captions
Sign language
Information in large print
Assistance dogs welcome