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Bounce Forward

Mental resilience is the key attribute needed for success in the 21st century. 

Our approach equips children and young people with the skills needed for success in 21st century  

Education should be about preparing children and young people for life and not just exams. Bounce Forward’s approach enables children, young people, AND the adults around them to develop emotional resilience skills that are going to be the determining factor for success.

Emotional resilience and social development is critical. 

Education is not preparing children and young people for the world, and the current education system is restricting schools to deliver what they know is in the best interest of their staff and students. That is teaching, in a scientific way, the attributes that are going to be the determining factor for success.

We train teachers to develop the expertise and the know how to teach evidenced based lessons as part of the core curriculum. Bounce Forward lessons teach students: 

  • How to deal better with education and life pressures so they bounce forward in and beyond school.
  • Empathy, compassion and hope – using the science. 
  • Skills to think flexibly and realistically to adapt and respond to challenges and make the most of opportunities. 
  • How to be proactive agents for change about the things they care about, and matter most for humanity.  

We teach parents about the science of resilience and how to raise resilient children. 

We are shifting the narrative about the purpose of content of education and therefore we need support, to help reach schools and parents. 

That is why we are a charity. We are shifting the narrative about the purpose of content of education, and we can create amazing change from the ground up. BUT we need you to support our cause, to continue to help schools and to reach parents.

HGSS is delivering the bounce forward lessons this year with great success, even with the disruption caused by COVID19. Our resilience lessons were a significantly positive feature of our year 7 provision in particular, with parents commenting on how vital they were while students struggled to cope with the stresses and pressures of working remotely.  Your programme of lessons (with our tweaks) had a huge impact on their wellbeing.

Robin Whitby

Deputy SENDCO, Holmer Green Senior School