Some children easily bounce back from setbacks whilst others find it hard to keep going. What is it that enables some young people to learn from their failures? What does it means to be resilient? How do we develop this skill in ourselves and our children?
Dr Ruth MacConville – Ruth has an MA degree from Cambridge University and 30 years’ experience as a practising educator working with children and families. Inspired by the ever-growing field of positive psychology, Ruth is a prolific author and has a passion for translating research into practice. She has published extensively on topics such as well-being, resilience, positive psychology, participation and inclusion, the development of friendship and social skills. Her most recent publication is entitled `Positive Body Image; A strengths-based curriculum for Children aged 7 – 11’. Ruth regularly contributes to national and local conferences.
Elizabeth Wright – Winner of 3 Paralympic medals in Swimming and co-founder of schools programme RWSI Resilience Wellbeing Success.