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Bounce, The Thrive Programme in Schools

Bounce, is a revolutionary psychological training programme that equips children and teenagers with the self-awareness, skills and resources that they need to flourish in life. This innovative programme has been developed by therapist Rob Kelly and brings together scientific research and his years of clinical experience in a unique and dynamic manner.

Bounce, has been effectively used with children and adolescents in a clinical setting, who have consulted for issues such as phobias and fears, anxiety, exam nerves, eating problems and behavioural issues. Recently, the Thrive Programme has been successfully applied within a school Eastern England. Rob Kelly worked with the school’s Pastoral Team to implement a six-week programme for six 13 and 14 year old students with behavioural, motivational and self-esteem issues. The Thrive Programme helped these pupils to develop a higher sense of control over their behaviour and progress at school, maintain better behaviour, attendance and achievement, and increase their self-esteem. The programme culminated in an outward-bound day trip, which was designed to celebrate the students’ efforts and success, as well as to provide them with physical and psychological challenges enabling them to further develop and process their new skills.

Some comments from the students who completed the Thrive Programme are as follows:

“It’s helped me by reseting my mind before I kick off, it’s made me reset and make me think before I do something”

“Thinking about 10 positive things every week has helped me think better and see what I have achieved this week and help me know that I can achieve it again next week.”

“In English I never used to read out loud but Thrive has helped me with my confidence and now I try to read out loud.”

“Thrive has also helped me with my attitude towards teachers and other people around me.”

“Now I’m more confident and have a higher self-esteem and I’m starting to find it easier to share my problems and get help with them.”

“I think Thrive has been one of the best experiences I’m going to have as I will carry on using the techniques even when I’m an adult”

“I think I have improved a lot with my behaviour and my achievement points.”

“Now I have a thrive attitude that makes me want to come into school, learn, and try my hardest to achieve my goals.”

The Thrive Programme in Education exhibited at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013. Hear Rob Kelly’s SLF 13 seminar address at: Edutalk online educational radio.

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