Butterfly Education offers prevention focused workshops and presentations directly to young people in Year 3 – Year 12 in schools, youth and community settings and sporting associations.
Sessions are designed for mixed gender audiences but can be delivered to single sex groups.
1 in 5 students globally say they have missed school because they feel they don’t look good enough and 31% of teenagers are withdrawing from classroom debate because they don’t want to draw attention to the way they look.
Butterfly Education addresses these critical issues and aims to develop the resilience required for everyday life.
Sessions are mapped to the Australian Curriculum and developed using latest research and evidence.
Workshops and presentations adhere to recommended guidelines, ensuring safe and appropriate content for young people.
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KEY FOCUS (workshop only): understanding feelings, our amazing bodies and the power of words - appearance based teasing and giving compliments.
KEY FOCUS: exploring what impacts self-esteem and body image (family, friends and puberty) plus an introduction to the influence of the media.
KEY FOCUS: examining the impact of body and self-comparison, the role of friends and a more in-depth look at social and other media.
KEY FOCUS: highlighting the importance of a healthy attitude to food and exercise on well-being, the dangers of dieting and positive coping strategies.
KEY FOCUS: exploring the concepts of fat-talk, negative self-talk and the role of social media and advertising on self and body confidence.
KEY FOCUS (presentation only): exploring the reality of body dissatisfaction, importance of positive role modelling and how to support someone you are concerned about.
"A big thanks to Suzi for her presentation last week. She was an outstanding presenter and engaged very well with the students and did make connections with them. It was a very worthy talk." (Teacher, NSW)
"Thank you so much for the presentation today. Melanie was lovely and I believe the students gained a lot from the presentation, I know the teachers had nothing but positive feedback!" (Teacher, NSW)
“It really broadened and expanded my knowledge as to how ‘fake’ images in magazines or advertisements can be. I think that the workshop really taught me not to compare myself to others, and that I should feel and be happy in my own skin. I enjoyed it thoroughly and was never distracted.” (Student, Year 8)
"The teenagers loved Mitch, and Rebecca. The girls are asking when they can come back, and the few boys that were in the session said “it wasn’t torturous” – which they had thought it might be! From what they’ve all told me it was interesting and relevant, and afterwards there were a few youth (boys included) watching some stuff on unrealistic body images in Disney princesses! Great work !" (Youth Program Coordinator, NSW)
Our in-school services are based on a fee for service model. All fees help to sustain the programs within Butterfly Education. Information on cost can be obtained at the time of enquiry.
For information and booking please contact Butterfly's Education Coordinator, Helen Bird, on (02) 8456 3908 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also fill in the following enquiry form and we will be in contact with you.
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