This workshop provides an introduction to the Stop the Coward Punch campaign for your entire cohort. The aim of the session is to build awareness about the devastating effects of the coward punch and prepare students for further learning on the topic. They will explore some key facts and statistics about coward punches and consider the usefulness of using statistics in health promotion activities.
- be exposed to some of the statistics and facts about coward punches
- understand the motives and successes of the STOP the Coward Punch campaign
- understand that coward punches often result in permanent consequences
- understand the potential for research and statistics in health promotion activities.
- make observations about beliefs and attitudes of groups and accept that there may be differences of opinions amongst their peers
- respond emotionally and intellectually to facts and statistics about coward punches
- have mature paired and group discussions about challenging topics.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education:
- Critically analyse and apply health information from a range of sources to health decisions and situations (ACPPS095)
- Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS096)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8
Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 achievement standards:
Students critically analyse contextual factors that influence identities, relationships, decisions and behaviours. They analyse the impact attitudes and beliefs about diversity have on community connection and wellbeing. They evaluate the outcomes of emotional responses to different situations. Students access, synthesise and apply health information from credible sources to propose and justify responses to health situations.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: Supporting Resources.
Time required: 60 mins
Facilitator role: Medium – lead discussions and deliver video presentations and slideshows
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Critical thinking
- Ethical understanding
- Social skills
These resources have been designed in partnership with Danny Green's STOP the Coward's Punch campaign.
Danny Green’s STOP the Coward Punch campaign was started in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of the devastating effects of the coward punch on the community, including the physical and mental scars survivors, families and friends are left with for life.
STOP the Coward Punch believes in the right of all people to enjoy themselves, safely and free from violence. With support from entertainers, athletes, community leaders, politicians and everyday Australians, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the simple precautions we – as a community and as individuals – can take to ensure safe and enjoyable outings and, ultimately, reduce the number of coward punch occurrences in our communities.