Fear & Building Confidence


An exploration of human fears and strategies to build confidence in young people. The starting point is looking at the extreme and exciting fears that these Australian acrobats face every day on stage. From there, students look to discover connections to fears they may face in their lives. This versatile topic is an engaging way to deliver parts of the Child Protection Curriculum, approach mental health or social sciences. It can also be used in drama or physical theatre as a launch pad for creative explorations into fear, confidence and associated themes.



Are of interest

Personal and Social Capability



Type of learning

In-Class or Online Adaptable

Learning Objectives

  • Gained an understanding of the concept of fear and be able to identify different types of fear.
  • Explored ideas and tools that can help in reducing fear and building confidence.
  • To connect meaningfully with peers and role models through sharing and listening.

This resource takes a universal design approach and encourages links between the performance, the concepts and student exploration broadly and/or specifically as directed by teachers. It is easily adaptable for year level or purpose.

Supported By
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