Students at Mt Eliza Secondary College are teaming up with educational experts, Live Out Loud to deliver “’m SORRY”, a bullying event to be held at Mt Eliza Secondary College on 17 March 2016 in an effort to reduce school bullying. The event will equip students, parents, teachers and community members with a range of bully prevention and management strategies designed to encourage participants to stand up and eradicate bullying for good.
Helping to lead the event is rnington’s 2016 Youth Citizen of the Year, Tia McLean. In 2015 and at 17 years of age, Tia, organised a highly successful Youth Summit at her school, Mt Eliza Secondary College and now Tia and her team are driven to tackle bullying in schools across the ornington Peninsula Shire, City of Casey and City of Frankston regions.
Teaming up with eve Brunskill from Live Out Loud, an education provider with more than 20 years’ experience, the “I’m SORRY” bullying event has been created.
The event will feature highly recognised education professionals Project Rocket, Iness and Evelyn Field (OAM) who will present a range of unique and compelling bullying and cyber-bullying topics that will educate participants on how to positively and effectively manage bullying scenarios. Uniquely, the “I’m SORRY” event will, for the first time, also focus on the bully, starting a new conversation that is hoped to act as a preventative measure by reducing the number of bullies.
“At Live Out Loud, we believe bullying is one of the major issues of our time, at a huge emotional and financial cost to our communities. Clearly it cannot continue at this increasing rate of effect. We hope that this event is a catalyst to stop bullying for good.” Steve Brunskill, Live Out Loud program facilitator and CEO.
For the past 2 months, Steve and Tia have been working with a number of community groups, schools, councils, businesses and youth to develop and plan this dynamic event.
“The event is a call to action for youth, to start a movement that stands up against bullying and makes a positive change”, Tia McLean says. We have initiated a slogan for the event that challenges young people with: “Its time to get involved and take charge”.
To register for the day and/or night sessions, visit w.liveoutloud.me/im-sorry/ or call Steve Brunskill on 0418 326 573.
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