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Discovery of Resilience & Leadership (Year 5 & 6)

Age Group:
Grades 5 and 6
Number of Students:
up to 100 students
Program Length:
Half to full-day workshop
Core Themes:
Leadership, Resilience, Flexibility, Wellbeing Identity, Community
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This workshop provides primary school students with the opportunity to explore and discover their role as leaders in society, through an experiential, learner-centred approach. Students will build self-confidence and practice vulnerability and empathy alongside their peers, and learn through the application of principles of leadership, resilience, emotional intelligence, and collaboration into their own lives. This workshop works to engage students in their learning emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically, to build stronger, more resilient young people as they prepare step into their roles as young adults and leaders.

This program has the following objectives:

  • Students participate in an experiential, learner-centred workshop
  • Themes of resilience and youth leadership are explored in a nuanced way, relevant to the lived experiences of students, leading them to be able to make connections between the content and their own lives
  • Students are empowered to step into their leadership
  • Students build self-confidence and practice vulnerability through sharing and collaboration during discussions and debriefs
  • Students are aware of the importance of holding space for shares, practising active listening and acknowledging their peers
  • Students are actively engaged and involved in their learning emotionally, socially, intellectually and physically as participants in learning experiences rather than just receivers of information

All workshops have the following key YLAA outcomes:

  • Students participate in an experiential, learner-centred workshop
  • Small and large group debriefs facilitate building group consensus surrounding which direction students would like the workshop to lead into 
  • A welcoming space of emotional safety and understanding is created, facilitating an environment where students feel comfortable sharing with the group
  • Programs are delivered in with a sustainable approach in mind considering both impact and environment

Additional Note: This program was designed and developed following consultation and recommendations provided by YLAA's Youth Advisory Board - As our organisation continues to evolve, we want to make sure that we continue to represent and empower the voices of youth in their own affairs, that’s why we have created our first Youth Advisory Board - not only to ensure that our students’ interests are at the core of every aspect of our organisation, but also to give the young people we serve the opportunity to develop themselves personally, whilst contributing to our mission of ensuring a sustainable future for all youth.

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YLAA understands and take the responsibility of delivering high quality, high impact programs very seriously - this is why there is a consultation periods with your school and our team to determine how we can work together to deliver a tailor made program meeting your objectives. Please fill out the form below and one our representatives will give you a call within 48 hours.