The Edenstone Foundation has extended its links with the Proton Foundation to support the delivery of its Flourish Project in schools in a funding package worth £29,000 this year, with further funding allocated for next year.
Sponsorship from the Edenstone Foundation is covering teacher training for the project, plus a toolkit and resources to help equip young people with the tools to develop healthy self-esteem, mental and emotional well-being.
Archbishop Rowan Williams Church in Wales VA Primary School in Caldicot and Nant-y-Parc Primary School in Caerphilly are among those who took part in the latest training sessions.
Kirsty Nelson, year six teacher at Nant y Parc Primary, said: “Health, wellbeing and equity are a priority in our school development plan and we’re constantly looking for initiatives to develop pupils’ wellbeing, especially following the challenges of Covid. We’ve achieved the National Nurturing Schools Programme and felt the Flourish programme was the perfect next step.
“Having completed the training, we’re really excited about the project and are looking forward to delivering whole class sessions for children in years five and six later in the summer term as a trial run. It’s amazing that the Edenstone Foundation has provided grant funding for the scheme – it’s hugely appreciated.”
Melissa Jordan, from Archbishop Rowan Williams Church in Wales VA Primary School, said: “The course was well organised and took us through each stage of the Flourish Project step by step. It was engaging and involved everyone. It has inspired me to try and reach as many young people as possible. The students will benefit from the Flourish Project by having staff members who will be able to help them value themselves and believe they are capable of achieving their goals.”