BFET student helps launch UK’s first ever Resilience Pathway

The UK’s first ever ‘Resilience Pathway’ has been unveiled this week in Blackpool and South Shore Academy was thrilled and honoured to be involved.

Each paving stone on the pathway illustrates a “move” – an idea or suggestion – to help young people, their families and friends find a sense of belonging, cope with any problems they may face and find out more about themselves and those around them.

Together the 42 moves make up the resilience framework, which is part of the wider Blackpool ‘Resilience Revolution’ organised by Headstart and supported with government and local business funding. It is a major initiative focussed on looking at how to make challenging and stressful situations better for everyone, and not just individuals.

Blackpool’s Resilience Pathway was conceived and designed by young people in the town who wanted a creative way to communicate their passion for building resilience and promoting care for everyone within their community. The paving stones were moulded and produced in Amsterdam and laid by John Sisk & Son, the contractors managing the construction of the new tramway development on Talbot Road.

South Shore Year 7 student Corron Barnes took part in the launch. He has been leading resilience workshops with students and staff at South Shore every Tuesday with the support of Headstart. Corron was part of the pathway, the launch event and was interviewed on Northwest Tonight.

This is a wonderful project and we are proud of everyone involved. Well done Corron!