Resilience workshops on offer

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Secondary schools are being offered free resilience skills workshops based around the experiences of veterans who have lost limbs.

Making Generation R is using theatre professionals to train limbless veterans to deliver the resilience workshops based on their own stories of overcoming adversity.

The project is being run by the charity Blesma and social enterprise The Drive Project. Blesma helps all serving and ex-service men and women who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives by providing rehabilitation activities and welfare support.

The workshops (pictured) and assemblies are aimed at inspiring and motivating children and young people, while also giving injured veterans a purpose and positive role in their local communities.

More than 23,000 students have already taken part in the workshops and the aim is to reach a further 30,000 young people by the end of 2019.

Workshops are free and available throughout the 2018/19 academic year.


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