‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.
They have the right to grow up in environments that support them according to their needs, now and into the future.
This year an art auction will be held during the Child Protection Week dinner held on the 8th September. We are seeking the support of the local artists that may wish to have a piece of their work auctioned off. We have limited spaces so first in. Art works may be any medium, but ideally will be presented on canvas or in a frame and depict the theme of “supportive environments”. Monies that are raised during the auction will be returned to the student by way of gift cards. All art works must be ready for collection the week prior to Child Protection Week (28 August to 1 September).
This year let’s talk about how we create a supportive environment for every child. We’d like to get children thinking about all aspects of their neighbourhood and what is important for all families… The following questions might be useful:
- What are the things that help you feel like you belong in your neighbourhood?
- What are the things you like most about your neighbourhood (or what would be in your dream neighbourhood)?
- Where do you like to go for fun with your family or friends e.g. park, library, sport, pool?
- What things in the neighbourhood are important for your parents, or other members of your family?
- What, or who, do you like to see as you walk around? e.g. flowers, pets, other kids, friends, neighbours, favourite shops
- What other things do we all need in a neighbourhood e.g. schools, houses, jobs, roads, doctors etc
Depending on your group, you may like to get the children thinking a bit more deeply about fairness e.g. Do you think that all neighbourhoods have all the things that families need? Do you think that’s fair?
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing the creative works from children in our community.
If artists get stuck, a work of what they like is fine as well.