Stand Up Tall

Recommended for Year 11 and Above


‘There is no moving up and out into the world unless you are fully acquainted with who you are. You cannot move freely, speak freely, act freely, be free unless you are comfortable with yourself’

-Oprah Winfrey


‘Don’t give it half hearted, give it all

Pull up ya socks and stand up tall.’

-Dizzee Rascal

This keynote looks at being proud of all you are and communicating that with passion. It aims to help students develop

skills in being:

 Physically grounded and confident

 Emotionally articulate and authentic

 Mentally attuned and alert

 Aware of a sense of purpose

We draw from figures as diverse as hip hop artists and sportspeople to the instigators of great social change like Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela.

Whatever their contribution, these figures bear a common trait. They have articulated, through their words and actions, what truly inspires them and what they truly value. They stand up tall.