Help your students stand up to racism, bullying and prejudice

Book a free classroom workshop with Courage to Care, for students in Grade 5 to Year 12.

Monday, 19 June 2023 at 11:00 pm
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Courage to Care’s free Upstander Programs offer practical tools to help your students stand up to racism, bullying and prejudice, and empower them to take positive action – in the schoolyard and in our communities.

Delivered by trained and experienced volunteers, the programs feature inspiring testimony from Holocaust survivors and stories of survivors of other genocides who were saved by the courage of others.

Whether delivered as part of English, humanities, history, civics and citizenship, or another relevant subject, the Upstander Programs promote acceptance of diversity, transform bystander behaviour and inspire students to become ‘Upstanders’ in their own communities.

Upstander Program details

For students in Grade 5 to Year 7, the program is delivered in person in a 90-minute session held in the classroom.

For years 8 to 12, the program is delivered in person in a session that lasts one hour and 50 minutes.

Sessions will give students opportunities for both individual reflection and group activities, as well as providing practical tools and tips on how to become an upstander within their own peer groups.

The Upstander Programs align with the 4 capabilities in the Victorian Curriculum F–10:

  • Ethical Capability
  • Intercultural Capability
  • Personal and Social Capabilities
  • Critical and Creative Thinking Capabilities.

Book an Upstander Program

Book a session for your students here:

Find out more

For more information and further enquiries, refer to the Courage to Care website.