I'm running a program with a male teacher called GYM ( Good Young Men) for Year 5 boys. We kick the whole thing off by asking the boys about what they think makes a "good man" and we cover many things around that topic including domestic violence (DV). White Ribbon day is held annually in Australia and highlights this disturbing problem.
Our Assistant Principal sent me the video below yesterday knowing it would be very cool for our group. I'm so impressed by this piece of work. It's very moving, optimistic and frankly - it rocks. It features beautiful young Yr 5 men from Bankstown Public School clearly stating their opposition to violence against women. It comes out of a project run in south-western Sydney by BYDS (Bankstown Youth Development Service) and we are SO going to use it in our GYM group.
I've decided to open this blog up again after a long break from it. My enthusiasm has returned and I hope you find useful and enjoyable information here. Apologies for any links that are out of date and don't work - I'll remove them at a future date. Or at least I'll say that I will and then forget.