The Bethany Superhero Awards aims to engage and educate primary school aged children about the importance of respectful, caring relationships and how to identify positive role models in their lives.
From Monday 10 May – Friday 28 May, primary school aged children in Greater Geelong and Warrnambool are encouraged to nominate someone they admire – their everyday superhero – for the Bethany Superhero Awards. Their special person could be a family member, friend, teacher, coach, or someone in their community.
To enter, child can write a story, poem, draw pictures, or use video or photographs to describe what their special person means to them.
Teachers are encouraged to engage with their students in an activity in the classroom. Teachers can use this activity as opportunities to develop students’ writing, literacy or creative skills. The completed activity can be their nomination in the Bethany Superhero Awards.
Children can nominate in two categories:
- Family & Friends
- Teachers, Coaches & Community
To ensure all entries are judged fairly, nominations will be segmented into the following age groups:
- Prep – Grade 1
- Grades 2 – 4
- Grades 5 – 6
Of the finalists from Greater Geelong and Warrnambool, judges will select three winners:
- Superhero Award – Family & Friends Category
- Superhero Award – Teachers, Coaches & Community Award Geelong
- Superhero of the Year – An overall winner chosen from all entries
We’ve developed some fun activities and learning lesson plans that your teaching staff can use to speak about the awards and encourage children to enter the competition. The plans align to the Department of Education’s Respectful Relationships curriculum and other resilience based education programs. They can be downloaded below:
Grade 1 & 2:
Grade 3 & 4:
Grade 5 & 6:
- Bethany Superhero Awards Information Sheet
- Department of Education and Training Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships learning materials
Winners will be announced at a special Bethany Superhero Awards Event at the Geelong Regional Library & Heritage Centre, on Friday 18th June.
The winners of this competition will also win some terrific prizes and experiences donated by local businesses.
For full T&C click here