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Proton Foundation UK

Date Written: 8th March, 2023

Date Published: 13th March, 2023

Llandaff Diocese Pilot Schools 

We’re pleased to announce the growth of our partnership with the Llandaff Diocese. We had initially agreed to partner with the Llandaff Diocese for the 22/23 academic year, training 20 facilitators within the diocese. However, once word of the Flourish Project spread within the Diocese, some The Church of Wales schools were keen to deliver the project within their school community. Therefore, we have expanded our partnership to add six pilot schools with two facilitators at each school fully trained to deliver the Flourish Project.

We expect these six pilot schools to deliver the Flourish Project with over 200 children and young people within the first year. Llandaff have opted to sign the six pilot schools to deliver the Flourish Project for two years, increasing the expected reach to well over 400 children and young people across two years.

Hannah & Jay Williams delivering two days of training with the facilitators from the six Llandaff Diocese Pilot Schools

One of our trained Facilitators Coral Lewis had this to say about the two days of training,

Such an amazing course, everybody was so welcoming and friendly. I loved how we all learnt about ourselves while planning and acting out the sessions. The steps are really easy so you can add your own flavour and be free with your sessions. I will ‘magpie’ ideas from the lessons today. I’ve learnt a lot that can help me to help others. 5 stars.’

Our Flourish Project Manager Phil Mann (far left) and our lead trainer Jay Williams (centre) with some of the facilitators trained to deliver the Flourish Project in six pilot schools.

Flourish Project Manager Philip Mann shares his thoughts on the pilot scheme.

‘We’re excited to welcome on board another six schools to deliver the Flourish Project. We know that pilot schemes like this one, are key for communities to see and experience first hand the impact the Flourish Project can have. I’m delighted that Llandaff Diocese have opted for the pilot scheme to be a two year commitment. This ensures, each of the schools the best opportunity to use the Flourish Project to its fullest and see children and young people’s mental and emotional well being improve and their self esteem and general levels of happiness increase.

It was a pleasure to train all twelve facilitators and we look forward to hearing all the good news stories and the impact the Flourish Project has had.’

Rebecca Morteo, Head of Education for Llandaff Diocese adds.

“As a diocese, we prioritise supporting wellbeing and mental health in our schools. When we heard about Flourish, we were keen to explore how a programme developed from Christian values could support wellbeing in our schools. The training has been a huge success with positive feedback from all staff. As we start to introduce Flourish through a two-year pilot across our schools, we have seen high levels of engagement and enthusiasm from staff, children and parents. We are looking forward to watching the impact and development of flourish in our pilot schools over the next two years.’

About the Proton Foundation

We are passionate about enabling individuals, families, and communities to impact 100,000 young people over the next 10 years to grow and thrive in a healthy way. Currently, there are four projects working under the umbrella of the Proton Foundation – The Flourish Project, Flourish Online, The Champion and The Mustard Seed Gift.

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