Building Emotional and Active Resilience in Schools


Primary Schools, KS2      


Personal Development and Resilience.

The BEARS programme is designed to help Build Emotional and Active Resilience in School children.

Delivered through six sessions of adventure learning to support the personal and social development for Key Stage 2 pupils.

Each session encourages personal development and mutual understanding during what can be a key transitional stage for children.

Through each challenge children will build confidence and tackle any fears about upcoming or future changes within their schooling or personal lives.

Key skills are developed through participating in a range of activities such as caving, climbing, paddling and low ropes courses, woven together though an intriguing adventure narrative.

Key learning outcomes from the BEARS programme

Recognising, understanding and facing fears

Experiencing  adventure learning

outside the classroom

Seeing learning

as fun

Understanding different ways to communicate including non-verbal communication

Managing feelings and emotions

Working as

a team​



​Problem solving,  self-reliance and mood management

Maintaining motivation

Developing personal coping techniques

BEARS has already transformed children’s lives in schools including;

St Patrick's Primary


Inchmarlo Preparatory School​

Lowwood Primary


Seaview Primary School​

Cedar Lodge School​

Ballysillan Primary School​

Forth River Primary School

This Project is funded by

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