Bounce Forward Celebrate 10 Years & 10,000 Teachers
26 November 2018: posted by BigChange
When Big Change first met Bounce Forward we knew them as Thrive in Life – a perfect fit for our own values in supporting young people.
Last week marked their 10th anniversary (wow!) and official launch of their new name ‘Bounce Forward’.
Bounce Forward puts an even more positive note into the idea of ‘bouncing back’ and learning to be resilient. Resilience is what Bounce Forward is all about – offering training in schools to teach students resilience skills so that they are better able to cope with and be more prepared for life’s difficulties.
Resilience doesn’t always mean staying strong and pushing through. Sometimes it means learning when and how to ask for help, how to change your perspective and how to deal with what life throws your way.
Check out their great video, which perfectly explains resilience and resilience training:
Not only are Bounce Forward celebrating ten years, but they’re now able to say that the programme has reached 10,000 teachers and half a million young people!
Thursday evening’s event took place at the House of Commons and included a fantastic group of people involved with and supporting this project.
We snapped this pic of Jo Owens, founder of Teach First, and Bounce Forward Chairman, Sir Richard Layard, and Bounce Forward’s Lucy Bailey:
At Big Change we were delighted to get a shout out from the team for our support for this project partner who we funded in our 2017 cohort!
We were also happy to hear that their new School Engagement Consultant, Dawn Smallwood, found out about Bounce Forward through our STRIVE Challenge social media – so thank you to our fantastic Strivers you really do make a big difference!
On LinkedIn Dawn talks about how she came to Bounce Forward through STRIVE: