What to do

To get the lowdown on what an upstander is and how to be one this is the best link to head to.

Kōrero about the actions you can take as an Upstander with your child and have a think about some famous Aotearoa upstanders they might know.

Here's some outstanding Upstanders we love:

  • Dame Whina Cooper
  • Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi
  • Te Puea Hērangi,
  • Māui Pōmare and
  • Hōne Heke
  • Sonny Bill Williams
  • Taika Waititi
  • Kiritapu Allen
  • Chloe Swarbrick
  • Kiritapu Allan
  • Ngahuia te Awekotuku
  • Carmen Rupe

Then draw and create a frame or print our version answering the questions:

  • What do they stand up for?
  • Why is this important?
  • What difference has it made today?
  • What qualities or strengths make this person a great upstander?

What next?

You may have some Upstanders in your whānau - create a framed poster of them and learn more about them using Whānau Poster.

Talk about the strengths Upstanders use to be brave with Discover Your Strengths.