VALUES FOR LIFE
The impact of COVID-19 has meant necessary changes to our work.
All Values for Life seminars are on hold.
We know how valuable our seminars are to children and young people through the feedback we receive from schools. We know now more than ever young people need support to navigate through this time of uncertainty. To this end, we are exploring the possibility of providing online content to contribute to helping children and young people cope and build resilience in this time of dramatic change.
We’re looking forward to working with schools to help students process the impact of this challenging time as soon as it’s safe to return to classrooms.
We’ll keep you updated here and on our Facebook page.
Values for Life PROVIDES seminars for primary and secondary schools throughout Australia
These seminars are engaging, fun and educational focussing on topics such as bullying, community, cyber-safety, drug education, empathy, femininity, identity, leadership, masculinity, prioritising, resilience, and transition. ‘Values for Life’ is a prevention program and aims to empower students and provide learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience.
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.