Stories of Us

Internationally acclaimed by leading academics in education in Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK, Stories of Us is a unique series of education programs for primary and secondary students, staff training and parent body (community) engagement.

Created in collaboration with students, teachers and their communities, Stories of Us uses storytelling and robust interactive design to promote positive relationships and behaviour – to change school culture and help students flourish.

“The best, most realistic account of bullying in schools that I have come across.”

Dr Ken Rigby, Leading Bullying Prevention Scholar

“The impact on the kids was unbelievable.”

Kate Pollack, Teacher, Victoria

My students, racially, economically, and experientially diverse, came together in a way that I’ve not had the pleasure of seeing in my 16 years of teaching.”

Shameem Rakha, Middle School Teacher, Illinois

 

Readymade’s Stories of Us initiative has the support of some of the world’s leading bullying prevention scholars in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, and the resources are being used in over a dozen countries. Readymade has been invited to present at dozens of conferences and seminars in Australia, the US and UK including the National Leaders Convention for the National Association of Secondary School Principals in Washington D.C., the Anti-Bullying Alliance in London, and the influential National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in LA.

Support – Australian

  • Australian Secondary Principals Association
  • Australian Primary Principals Association
  • Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
  • South Australian Department of Education and Child Development
  • South Australian Film Corporation
  • MindMatters
  • Alannah & Madeline Foundation
  • Principals Australia Institute
  • beyondblue
  • South Australian Primary School Counselling Association
  • Catholic Education Office
  • Dr Ken Rigby, UniSA
  • Optima Psychologists and Mediators
  • Andrew Fuller
  • Dr Barbara Spears, UniSA
  • Jack Heath, Founder, Inspire Foundation
  • Various senior Safety and Wellbeing, and Behaviour Management officers in state departments of education in NSW, VIC, QLD and WA.

Support – USA

  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • American School Counselor Association
  • National Organizations for Youth Safety
  • California League of Middle Schools
  • California League of High Schools
  • National High School Association
  • National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • International Bullying Prevention Association
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Dr Dorothy Espelage, UIUC
  • Dr Shane Jimerson, UCSB
  • Dr Susan Swearer, UNL

Support – Other International

  • Dr Peter Smith, University of London, UK
  • Anti-Bullying Alliance, UK
  • Gill Frances, National Children’s Bureau, UK
  • Beatbullying, London, UK
  • John Quinn, Red Balloon Learner Centre, UK
  • Dr Shelley Hyman, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • David Millen, Executive Director, Child & Youth Friendly Ottawa, Canada
  • David Diamond, Founder, Headlines Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
  • Advocate Debarti Halder, Centre for Cyber Victims, India
  • Esther Ng, Coalition Against Bullying for Children & Youth, Singapore.

 

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