CREATIVE, SERIOUS FUN

Our courses are run all year through schools (usually outside of class time) for young people who volunteer to be part of creating change.

We empower our young people to take the lead within their schools and communities to challenge and change attitudes around bullying.  We do this through practical, interactive and collaborative training sessions that continue throughout the year to support ongoing growth and development.

They are a great place for discussions, having a laugh, talking things over, and feeling comfortable in your own skin.  There are many different opportunities to develop a range of skills and strategies as well as the confidence to stand up for yourself and others.

Fun and flexibility are important parts of how we do things. Good things happen when people are inspired and enjoying what they are doing (and when it relates back to real life).

"It’s a work space and a funspace"

Online Advocates

14-18 Year olds

The Sticks 'n Stones Online Advocate Programme is a collaborative community of young people from around the country who are mobilised and supported online to create space for everyone to be themselves.

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Advocates

Year 7-13

Our High School Advocate Groups empower College or High School students in Otago to develop skills and confidence to make a positive difference in their schools and communities.

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Ambassadors

Year 7/8

Our Year 7/8 ambassador programme supports young people with practical social and emotional skills and the confidence to recognise and prevent bullying behaviours.

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Junior Ambassadors

Year 5/6

Our Junior Ambassador programme gives Year 5/6 students the chance to build their understanding, skills and confidence in a fun, collaborative and encouraging environment.

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“Sticks n Stones teaches about the impacts bullying can have on someone and how to react if you are getting bullied. It raises awareness about these issues and is a safe place”