• Overview

    Author(s)
    Craig Young
    Who is this for?
    Children/Students
    Domains
    Mentally Healthy Communities
    Settings
    Primary School
    Topics
    Social and emotional learning
    Aims
    Bgreat 4 Kids is a values based self-awareness and social-skill building program for Australian primary school students. The desired outcome is for students to have understanding and awareness on the importance of human relationships and of achieving life balance.
    Cost
    The cost of the program is $550 (inc. GST) per annum (renewable each year) with no limit to the number of students that can use the program for that year. The cost includes a 2 hour teacher professional development session, ongoing support and access to the program via the Bgreat 4 Kids online portal.
    Location
    Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania
    Organisation
    Craig Young (Program Creator)
    Mobile number
    0410 433 789
    Email
    support@bgreat.com.au
  • Implementation

    Detailed description

    Bgreat 4 Kids is primarily designed for 8 and 9 year old students. Bgreat 4 Kids contains over 160 activities throughout 8 separate modules. Via secure logon, teachers download the lesson plans from the Bgreat 4 Kids site which include detailed outlines of the activities, resources required, and tips for the teachers. The components contained within the program are: Introduction, Relationships, Career, Health, Environment, Money, Kindness, The Mind, Review.

    Program structure & method delivery

    Bgreat 4 Kids contains over 160 activities (8 modules) with the duration of each ranging from 10 minutes to 2 hours. The program has been developed for classroom wide implementation and teaching staff are encouraged to complete the program at a pace that suits their schedule. Schools are able to fully complete the program in a period of between 2 and 3 terms.

    Student assessment measures

    No

    Professional learning compulsory

    No

    Professional Learning Available

  • Evidence

    Identified theoretical framework

    De Bono's theory is used throughout the program with students encouraged to use lateral thinking to work through the written and spoken activities within the sessions. The seven elements of the program align with the DeBono six thinking hats, which provide students with opportunities to apply different ways of thinking for situations issues and problems.
  • Authors

    Author(s)

    Craig Young

    About author(s)

    Craig Young has over 18 years’ experience as an accredited life coach and qualified financial planner. The concept for Bgreat 4 Kids came about when he realised the potential benefits that could be gained by equipping children with valuable life skills as they are developing their values set. Craig conceptualised the program and enlisted the assistance of a team of Victorian primary school teachers who helped him arrange the content into a format that would allow teachers to slot the program into the curriculum.

    Qualifications: Certificate IV in Life Coaching (Life Coaching Institute of Australia), Diploma of Financial Planning, Certified Financial Planner