Bounce Forward - Bounce Forward

Bounce Forward

Never has there been a more important moment in our history to recognise the importance of teaching the skills of emotional resilience. 

Evidence proves that resilience is the key to personal development. Increasing our ability to overcome setbacks, make the most of opportunities, and bounce forward in life. 

Achieve the goal of equipping young people with the necessary skills and social intelligence to have a positive impact on the world around them. 

It’s through developing resilience, in a real and practical way that means we are equipped to be the best we can be in the small everyday moments, and in the face of uncertainty and big challenges. 

The personal development of young people (and the adults around them) is as important in society, as academics.  

It’s better to build resilience in an evidenced, lasting and sustainable way for both adults and young people.

Developing a deep understanding of the psychology and science of resilience is possible and will result in more helpful and less harmful behaviour.  

Bounce Forward training and lessons mean students (and staff):

  • Deal better with education and life pressures to bounce forward in and beyond school.
  • Have compassion, hope and empathy for self and others. 
  • Are able to think flexibly and realistically to adapt and respond to the world around them. 
  • Are proactive agents for change for good. 

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