Community Matters - friendship, resilience & acceptance

Values for Life Incursions

Community Community Community Community

"One of the best workshops we have ever had! The students were totally engaged and had lots of fun whilst learning some valuable lessons."
Teacher, Glen Waverley Secondary College

"Thanks so much - I've never thought about some of these messages and you made it so clear how important it is how we treat each other. Very inspirational!"
Year 9 student, Brighton Secondary College

Research suggests that one of the greatest factors in enabling a young person succeed at
school and be resilient is being able to connect with others and feel like they are a
valued member of the school community.

This workshop looks at the way students engage with their peers and how simple categorising of people can damage our perceptions. We aim at helping students see that school should be a positive experience to connect with others and how we can benefit when we start appreciating our differences. We focus on ownership of community by the student body and give evidence-based strategies on how to respond, be resilient and actively seek support to create a healthy community.

Key concepts covered in the session:
• Highlighting the importance of a healthy community - how it helps us and how we contribute to it
• Exploring the importance of healthy self-worth including setting priorities and values
• The promotion of empathy and the support we can give to others
• Looking at key factors in identity formation including peers, role models and individual values
• How we develop a healthy character that is others-centred
• Encouraging students to take initiative and make a difference in their school and community
• Promotion of resilient factors and encouraging students to consider others - particularly isolated students
• Giving basic strategies that enable good decision-making to communicate well, work together and make a difference to others

Student Incursion Details:
  • Each session includes a variety of games, music, drama, interactive activities, multi-media, etc. to maximise impact and student learning.
  • We provide follow-up material for teachers to extend the learning outcomes.
  • We also offer parent informations sessions

Our aim is to provide learning outcomes that engender pro-social values, empathy and resilience through a lively combination of information and interaction. Our teams of qualified and experienced educators, using evidence-based research, impact over 25,000 students in over 120 schools each year.

To make a booking or enquiry, simply press the GREEN Enquiry/Booking Request Button above right to directly contact the booking team. They will answer you promptly to discuss your booking including when payment will be required.

Shows for Schools not only gathers all the great available shows, it also makes booking easier!

Presented by Values for Life interactive incursions

More Reviews

"Very engaging and effective! Students got immediate benefit - I was impressed by your energy and integrity."
Teacher, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

"Students were engaged and could easily relate to the session. It helped to reinforce our school values as well as enable students to have empathy for others."
School Counsellor, Plenty Valley College

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

English, Civics And Citizenship, Health And Physical Education


Self-worth, Peer Pressure, Resilience, Communication, Friendship, , Secondary, Strategies, Problem-solving, Attitude, Community, Games, Stories, Drama, Interactive Activities


Lecture, Workshop


A single session is between 60 and 90 minutes. We also offer single, half-day and full-day sessions.


Costs are calculated per session (on a number of variables e.g. student numbers, location & number of sessions). Costs begin at: $450 (1 session); $850 (2 sessions); $1,000 (3 or more sessions).

School Term:
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4


We travel throughout Australia

PRESS the green button to immediately contact the booking team!

Enquiry/Booking Request