Body Kind Schools is Australia’s largest annual positive body image movement for young people (aged 11-18 years) providing free and engaging activities to help young Australians find ways to be kind to their own body and to others. Body Kind Schools is just one part of Butterfly’s Body Kind initiative to create environments which support body confidence for all.
Anyone working with young people can get involved. Body Kind Schools learning activities have been developed for young people in late primary and secondary (11-18yo) and other youth settings. However, some of the general awareness activities can also be implemented with younger primary school aged students.
Registrations must be by an adult.
It can be challenging to know how to address body image concerns. Body Kind Schools makes it simpler.
It’s fun, flexible and FREE! You choose which activities you do from the range of free resources provided and decide when you do it; whatever works for you. Activities can be teacher-led or peer-led.
Sign-up now and you’ll be joining thousands of schools and youth organisations around Australia in addressing this important issue, in support of Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (held annually during the first full week of September).
Free online resources including:
Educator or peer-led workshop & classroom activities (11-18yo)
Body Kind Fundraiser: Be Body Kind Today (P-12)
Downloadable posters (P-12)
Digital clips (11-18yo)
Free student virtual Body Kind Leadership workshops for Yrs 6 – 8 and Yrs 9 – 10.
A free live webinar to support educators
Body Kind Leadership Digital Program A 30-minute digital workshop helping young people to become Body Kind Leaders, with supporting Educator Guide (11–15 years).
Body Kind Journal Explores some of the key messages of being Body Kind and encourages young people to apply these in real life (11–15 years).
Positive Relationships with Eating Activities 3 new learning activities to help students nourish their bodies regularly throughout the day (11–16 years), with supporting guidelines for schools on creating a positive eating environment.
Appearance Banter and Bullying Activity Addressing appearance-related banter and bullying (coming Mid-May 2023)
Welcome to Body Kind Schools Assembly Clip A digital clip to introduce your school’s involvement with Body Kind Schools to students in class, assemblies, or on digital display boards.
A Body Kind Fundraiser is a way you can help raise valuable funds so that Butterfly can continue to support body confidence, Australia-wide.
There are many ways to get involved. Take a look at our Body Kind Fundraising Guide for some great gold coin donation ideas.
How much you raise is not important; shining a light on being Body Kind is.
Butterfly recently launched Australia’s first whole of primary school program Butterfly Body Bright providing schools with curriculum aligned lesson plans (foundation upwards), online, self-paced professional development, information and resources for parents and school culture guidelines to build a positive body image community.