Week cel­e­brates chil­dren

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It’s Na­tional Chil­dren’s week (Oc­to­ber 19 to 28) and it’s time for Be­nalla’s young­sters to un­leash their imag­i­na­tions to cel­e­brate.

Be­nalla Ru­ral City is hold­ing a Chil­dren’s Week com­pe­ti­tion which en­cour­ages young­sters to com­plete a creative project such as a draw­ing, poem, col­lage or comic strip, to demon­strate what fam­ily means to them.

Act­ing Mayor Cr Peter Davis said Chil­dren’s Week was im­por­tant to cel­e­brate and en­cour­age chil­dren.

‘‘The chil­dren of our ru­ral city are the fu­ture of our com­mu­ni­ties,’’ Cr Davies said.

‘‘This Chil­dren’s Week ac­tiv­ity is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to put the fo­cus on chil­dren, their needs and their achieve­ments.’’

The theme of this year’s na­tional event is ‘Chil­dren’s views and opin­ions are re- spected. They have the right to ex­press those views freely in all mat­ters af­fect- ing the child and the right to be heard.’

Prizes in­clude art packs worth $150 and $70 BPACC Cinema vouch­ers. They will be awarded across three age groups: 4-6 years; 7-9 years; and 10-12 years.

En­tries must be sub­mit­ted to Be­nalla Com­mu­nity Care Ray Sweeney Cen­tre at 45 Coster St, Be­nalla by Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 29.

Com­pe­ti­tion fly­ers have been dis­trib­uted to all lo­cal kin­der­gartens and pri­mary schools. Fly­ers can also be found at Be­nalla Com­muni- ty Care and at Be­nalla Ru­ral City Coun­cil’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice Cen­tre.

Prizes will be drawn on Mon­day, Novem­ber 5.

Win­ning en­tries will be on dis­play at the coun­cil’s Cus­tomer Ser­vice Cen­tre from Novem­ber 5 to 9.

Chil­dren’s Week is pre­sented by Be­nalla Ru­ral City Coun­cil in part­ner­ship with the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing.

This Chil­dren’s Week ac­tiv­ity is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to put the fo­cus on chil­dren, their needs and their achieve­ments

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