Year 7 and 8 Girl’s Self Defence Project

Our Year 7 & 8 girls took part in the GIRL"S SELF DEFENCE PROJECT, Ministry of Social Development initiative. The course covered dealing with safety issues.  Issues from - on the internet to dealing with being approached by strangers. It has a strong 'thinking' component that fits well with our belief in our pupils becoming skillful thinkers.

We were delighted to be able to offer our intermediate age pupils this programme.


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Feedback from the girls included:

  • It was nice to learn how to defend ourselves and it was nice of Imogen to teach us.

  • This course has helped me to know what to do in unsafe situations and how to defend myself in times of need.

  • I learned more skills for attacking.

  • Awesome, you learn heaps.

  • It was very helpful to know all of these different techniques.

  • This course was awesome, it taught me a lot of ways to protect myself in the future.

  • I know more skills, I feel more confident when facing a tough situation.

  • It was helpful for me because now I am more confident to yell in situations where that is needed!

  • It is good for girls to know about this. I have learnt more stuff from this. In other words … awesome!

  • It was helpful to know some things to get me out of bad situations. I feel confident to yell now.

  • This course was fun and I learnt loads of new things. Thanks!

  • It was helpful and I feel more confident.

  • It’s good to know how to deal with bad situations.

  • I learned lots of ways to deal with different situations.

  • GREAT!

  • Keeping girls/ladies safe from harm and how to look after themselves in the big bad world.

  • It’s a great way to learn how to deal with things. I didn’t learn as much because I do taekwondo. I think if they touch more on if you’re home alone. Overall it was a great class. I also got to do something different to schoolwork. I like the teacher.

  • Keeping young women my age safe out on the streets, and at home, and to feel confident. Loved it! GREAT Experience! It’s getting me prepared for the world.

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