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Year 10 Peer Support Leadership

White Ribbon Australia and AFL Max Camp

On Tuesday 27 February, a group of Year 10 Peer Support Leaders ventured to AFL Max for an overnight camp to raise awareness about gender-based violence and to explore their individual leadership styles. Guided by facilitators from AFL Max and White Ribbon Australia, the students engaged in meaningful discussions about leadership, respect, and the importance of standing up against gender-based violence.

Sessions were split into four quarters of gender-based violence prevention awareness:

  1. Respectful Relationships – How to develop and maintain healthy relationships.
  2. Consent – Understand when consent from a person is required, and how to respectfully seek it.
  3. Online Respect – Communicate and interact safely and respectfully online.
  4. Change Makers – How to advocate for positive change within the community.

Aldo Calo, Year 10 Director

Here’s what our students had to say:

“Together we learnt how important becoming a leader is, and how we can use our new knowledge to educate ourselves and others. The AFL Max program teamed together with White Ribbon Australia, provided interactive learning on gender-based violence. We enjoyed the ‘respectful relationships’ quarter as we were able to learn about healthy relationships whilst climbing the bouldering walls. We participated in various activities that involved rock climbing, teamwork games, and use of the interactive gaming technology.” – Anelise B and Amelia T

“Just last week, I participated in a camp with other Peer Support Leaders of Year 10. The camp was overnight, and consisted of many activities all relating to leadership, and how we can improve our leadership qualities for ourselves. The overall topic of the camp was gender-based violence, and how we can stop it before it starts. The talk that we had during the camp left me with so many ways to see this problem and I learnt how to prevent it from happening in and out of school. There were many chances where we got to enjoy the facilities at AFL Max, like rock climbing, inflatable courses and just casually kicking a footy with mates. The camp was truly inspiring to me and left me with different ideas and views on being a leader, taking action, and preventing violence against women.

I am extremely grateful for the opportunities of this camp, and I thank the College, and AFL Max for this experience!” – Louis K