Revved Up (Boys) Program
Each year the boys in Year 5 and 6 participate in a program called Revved Up. The program acknowledges that anger is a normal emotion experienced by us all. It is how we handle the anger that can cause problems to ourselves, and those around us. The expression of anger, when handled badly, can damage relations and destroy trust.
The program looks at ways to change angry energy into positive action by increasing assertion and problem solving skills as an alternative to aggressive responses.
In this program we ....
explore a range of feelings which can have negative consequences if handled inappropriately
develop understanding of our personal reactions and responses to situations
learn to change angry energy into positive action by increasing assertion and problem solving skills as an alternative to aggressive responses
practice ways of relating positively to others so that we consider both our needs and those of other people
Revved Up invites young people, especially boys to gain a greater understanding of themselves and provides strategies for handling life's challenging situations. Over seven sessions, small groups of male students are involved in games, discussions, self reflection and role playing in order to achieve the 4 key aims of the program.
Bronwyn Tindall (social worker) and Tandy Johnson (teacher) lead the program.