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Let’s talk being Body Bright

Audience: Years 5 – 6 (10 – 12 year olds)

Session Length: 1hr

Group Size: 200

This presentation explores body image and the many factors, both internal and external, that influence it. In particular it aims to build media literacy skills by exploring how and why images are manipulated by different forms of media.  It challenges young people to think how their own social media use, now or in the future, can support body confidence in themselves and others.  The session also unpacks body comparisons and why appearance teasing/bullying is never OK.  The topic is brought to life through real-life experiences shared by our trained facilitators.

This Butterfly facilitated presentation is also suitable for registered Butterfly Body Bright schools. Whilst it does not replace Body Bright lessons it is a compliment to the program.



Key themes

In this session, children will explore:

  • The concept of body image and what it means to feel good in our bodies
  • Where ideas about appearance come from and the pressures these can place on us
  • Digital manipulation and the importance of critically analysing and challenging media messaging
  • Why making judgements about people’s appearance or food choices is not helpful
  • Strategies to promote and protect body confidence now and in the future
  • Practical ideas for seeking help from a trusted adult


Risk factors addresses

  • Low self-esteem
  • Appearance teasing and bullying


Protective factors supported

  • High self-esteem
  • Emotional well-being
  • Problem solving and coping skills


Curriculum links

HPE Personal, Social & Community Health – Being healthy, safe and active

Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change (ACPPS034)

General Capabilities – CCT, PSC, EU