BROADENING HORIZONS FOR VALUES FOR LIFE
We developed a partnership with the Ardoch Youth Foundation and delivered 12 wellbeing workshops to 914 students in 10 of Ardoch’s partner schools over four days. The schools we delivered to spread across Melbourne in Sunshine, Rockbank, Seaford, Frankston, Dandenong and Geelong. Our specialised workshops focused on helping their students learn and think about topics on resilience, cyber-safety, anti-bullying, leadership, and friendships.
We asked teachers to provide feedback on the information we provided and how well we presented, relevance of multimedia, activities played, and stories shared. The feedback was an overwhelming sense of gratitude with seminars receiving a 99.4% approving rating across all the schools. Quotes from school teachers were that we had: ‘great energy,’ ‘were extremely engaging,’ ‘humorous,’ ‘child-focused,’ ‘relevant,’ ‘pitched at an appropriate level,’ ‘content was perfect and fit into current curriculum and wellbeing programs.’
In a recent visit to Nepean School, we delivered two workshops to 25 primary and secondary students teaching two workshops on cyber-bullying and resilience. Several students gave positive feedback showing they had understood and benefited from the workshop. Michelene Keyte, the school’s Wellbeing Officer exclaimed, “Students were all so engaged for the whole 60 minutes!!! The YouTube clips from the program really grabbed the boys attention – I am busy looking them up now!”
We are encouraged by such positive responses and for the opportunity to help young people in school to overcome or cope with challenges and equip them with resilience and confidence.