Action Education Samwise

Director Address

From Samwise

As the Director of our Backflips Against Bullying presentations, I am incredibly proud of the difference we have been able to make in schools across Australia.

When we launched Backflips in NSW at the beginning of 2019, it exploded with popularity; we were completely floored. It became very clear that educators around the country understood the value of engaging the students, and knew that Parkour and Stunts is a fantastic way to achieve this.

The program was such a hit, that despite being shut down for half of 2020 and the particularly precarious position that the entertainment industry was placed in, we were able to bounce back to launch teams in QLD and VIC, running 6 teams of acrobats concurrently from 2021 across the 3 states. We’re excited to continue spreading this much-needed message across Australian schools.

Press and Media

Recent TV Appearances and Articles

Today Show / 4:54

Channel 9 invited the team from Backflips Against Bullying into the studio to discuss their revolutionary program.

Nine News / Nov 17, 2019

The couple kicking bullying out of Aussie schools one backflip at a time. Article by Olivana Smith Lathouris.

Sydney Morning Herald / Nov 10, 2019

Samwise and Cynthia were bullied at school; now they’re fighting back, with parkour. Article by Matt Bungard.

Ten Daily / 14 Nov 2019

Samwise Holmes Was Bullied As A Kid. Now He’s Helping Other Victims Fight Back. Article by Katie Hill.