Kids have power to reward their superheroes
PRIMARY school students across the region now have been given the power to nominate an unsung hero in the community for a Bethany Superhero Award.
Nominations open on Monday (May 10) and students can nominate a relative, family friend, teacher, coach or anyone in their community they admire to win a Superhero Award.
Bethany Group CEO Grant Boyd said the awards celebrate the everyday heroes who helped to give children their best start in life.
He said the awards provided an opportunity for kids to shine a light on the positive role models in their lives and learn about respectful relationships.
“The Bethany Superhero Awards teach children how to recognise adults in their lives who demonstrate kindness, respect, courage and resilience,” Mr Boyd said.
“After the year we’ve had, it’s important we celebrate people who showed us how to be resilient in the face of immense challenges.”
To enter, children can write, draw or film a video entry that describes the person who is their superhero.
Entries are open to students in the Greater Geelong, Surf Coast and Warrnambool regions and nominations close on Friday, May 28.
Every child gets a certificate of participation, and children and their superheroes go in the running to win major prizes donated by businesses in Greater Geelong and Warrnambool.
Winners will be announced at the Bethany Superhero Awards ceremony at the Geelong Regional Library and Heritage Centre on Friday, June 18.
The event will be hosted by Yorta Yorta woman Allira Potter who is a businesswoman, mindset coach and public speaker who teaches people about cultural awareness.
Schools in Greater Geelong and Warrnambool are also invited to participate in a Superhero Day between May 10 and 28, where students can dress up as a superhero – real, cartoon or imagined.
Bethany Community Support will also provide teachers with resources which align to the Department of Education’s Respectful Relationships curriculum and other resilience-based education programs.
To nominate a local superhero, head to Bethany’s website.