Pat Cronin Foundation - End the Coward Punch

Let’s End the Coward Punch

Empowering young Australians to handle conflict, look after their mates and make wise decisions—so we can End the Coward Punch, together.

Our Programs and Presentations are

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Free for schools

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Classroom-ready

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Student Approved

It took just one punch to end Pat’s life

…and to change the lives of his family, friends and community forever.

This is Pat’s story

How you can help to End the Coward Punch

Get involved - school presentations

BE WISE
SCHOOLS & CLUBS

Book a presentation for your students or club members

Our engaging, experienced, student-approved presenters will keep your group captivated and leave them feeling empowered to make wise choices and look after their mates.

Get Involved - make a donation

BE WISE
PARENTS & FRIENDS

Donate to keep our presentations free

Your generosity helps us to provide education, training and resources at no cost, to End the Coward Punch together.

Become a Be Wise School

Join over 200 high schools who have empowered their students to make wise decisions

St Margaret’s Berwick Grammar
Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak
Yarra Hills Secondary College
Eltham High
Edgar's Creek Secondary College
Beaumaris Secondary College
Altona College
Mill Park Secondary College
St Bedes College
Loyola
Emmaus College
Emmanuel College

Hear from our Be Wise Schools and students

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It is rare that 700 students can be held spellbound in absolute silence while listening to a guest speaker

This is the effect that the Pat Cronin Foundation presentation had on our students. The reason it is so powerful is the raw emotion and the severity of the consequences in the stories shared. Both Pat and Ben’s stories are easy to relate to and challenge students to re-frame their attitudes towards violence.

Justin Griggs
Social & Emotional Leader – Marcellin College

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I would highly recommend this online presentation which was delivered seamlessly and with clear communication from the team at the Pat Cronin Foundation.

We have received really positive feedback from students as well as their parents, and it has been great to see so many questions being asked, showing that students really thought about the message they were receiving.

Alexandra Drohan
Year 9 Coordinator – Epping Secondary College

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The talk was highly informative and really allowed me to view the kind of situations that may lead to worse outcomes.

It gave me an insight into the consequences people may face for doing cowardly action, which meant I can now avoid and be responsible in situations and know how to act.

Year 9 Student
Albert Park College

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I thought the conversation really gave me a different perspective

And the events told showed me that even as a bystander you are at risk.

Year 10 Student
Fairhills High School

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Pat Cronin Foundation - Pat

OUR APPROACH

We exist to honour the life of Pat Cronin by providing an optimistic approach to education, awareness and research—so that no more lives are lost to the Coward Punch.

Free For Schools + Clubs

Donations from our generous supporters keep our presentations free for schools and clubs.

Classroom Ready

Our presentations are designed to complement your core curriculum, they emphasise respectful relationships and are ready for the classroom today.

Student Approved

Young people love our interactive programs and engaging presenters. We challenge their perspectives and motivate them to Be Wise and make good choices. 

3 Steps to become a Be Wise School or Club

1. Book a date for your presentation

School and club presentations are pre-funded so, when can we visit?

2. Customise your session

Working with you, we’ll tailor our presentation to suit the needs of your school or club.

3. Transform the culture

We’ll deliver a powerful and engaging presentation that will transform how attendees see their role in ending the Coward Punch.

5 Steps to discussion emotion in the classroom - Pat Cronin Foundation

FREE TEACHERS’ RESOURCE

5 step guide for discussing conflict, emotions and violence with high school students

This easy five step guide will help you prepare a powerful lesson for your high school class and will support you to confidently lead difficult conversations with students.

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Be Wise Walk - Pat Cronin Foundation

Be Wise Walk 2021

15th – 21st November, 2021

Walk in your own neighbourhood and raise much needed funds for the foundation