Public speaking is one of the biggest fears for most adults, so it’s little wonder that peer teaching is both a challenge and a growth opportunity for many of our ambassadors.
At a recent workshop, one very shy Ambassador was so anxious about presenting that she burst into tears. Our team and other Ambassadors supported her and found a way to keep her involved.
Once back in her own school, she gradually gained confidence.
Not long after, when the same Ambassador realised her Mum had arranged an appointment clashing with her group’s peer teaching session, she changed the appointment so she didn’t miss out! A great win that we understand had knock-on effects on her wider classwork.
A crucial part of our program is that it gives students who aren’t natural leaders a chance to develop into their roles as Ambassadors.
Guess what? Most of the younger students want to become Ambassadors when they reach grade 5 or 6, which also helps to create the next generation of inspired young leaders.
Last year i sea, i care delivered:
- 62 Ambassador workshops for nearly 500 young leaders from 91 schools from Sorrento to the Yarra Valley and down to Torquay.
- Our Ambassadors engaged 45,000 at school assemblies, peer-taught 22,000 P-2 students and volunteered more than 25,000 hours!
Below are Ambassadors at the motivational workshop – Popes Eye in the Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park.