BE WISE PRESENTATIONS
Ending the Coward Punch, together
Build a better culture and prevent social violence with a Be Wise presentation
Free for schools and clubs
Thanks to donations from our generous supporters, money raised from fundraising activities and government support, the Pat Cronin Foundation funds these presentations, so you don’t have to.
Tailored to your group
No matter the size of your group—or the age and gender of your attendees—our programs are uniquely tailored to ensure they’re age-appropriate, engaging and effective.
Community groups, sporting clubs and other member-based organisations
Our Be Wise presentations aren’t just for high school students. Our awareness-raising presentation and ongoing sponsorship opportunities will help you create an anti-violence culture at your club today and into the future.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We know that it’s not always possible to run a face-to-face session. We can tailor your presentation to deliver it to your students or members live online, via your preferred platform.
Our standard presentation time is 60 minutes in total (45 minute presentation time and 15 minute Q&A time). If you have less time (or more time!) let us know and we can discuss the best way to help your group.
We can present in a shorter time frame if needed, but we recommend allowing 60 minutes if possible.
We can present to small or large groups, from as little as 30 to as many as 500 people. If your group doesn’t fit in that range, let us know the number of attendees that will be coming and we’ll let you know how we can make it work.
We’ve presented to groups in classrooms, libraries, theatres, shared spaces and clubrooms. Whatever space you have, as long as it’s adequate to hold the number of attendees you’re expecting, we can present there.
Our presentations include a video, so we’ll need a screen with audio/speaker capability. For larger spaces and groups we recommend testing your equipment first to make sure it’s operational and adequate. When you get in touch to book your presentation we’ll chat about exactly what equipment you have and how we can make it work.
You can request a particular presenter and we will do our best to meet that request. But we can’t guarantee that you will get your chosen presenter at your school/club/group.
Our presenter will call your main contact 1-2 business days before the presentation, to discuss any specifics for your school/club/group.
YES absolutely it is – violence impacts everyone directly and indirectly. While fewer girls generally take part in social violence, we all can be involved in the solution and help to reduce it.
Our Be Wise presentation is suitable for Year 9 students and above (including grown adults!).
Thanks to donations from our generous supporters, money raised from fundraising activities and government support the Pat Cronin Foundation can fund these sessions, so you don’t have to. We offer up to 2 fully funded sessions at each school to ensure our resources are spread evenly across as many schools as possible. We can arrange to present more than 2 sessions at your school, but there may be a fee.
Yes! We offer up to 2 fully funded sessions at each school to ensure our resources are spread evenly across as many schools as possible. We can arrange to present more than 2 sessions at your school, but there may be a fee.
Hear from our Be Wise Partner Schools
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.
Social & Emotional Leader – Marcellin College
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.
Year 9 Coordinator – Epping Secondary College
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
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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Please note: Free presentations are subject to availability; two per school per year; additional presentations on application (fee may apply)