Artwork to reduce the stress in students
KNOWING how to effectively manage stress continues to be identified as one of the main issues facing the region’s young people following the 2013 Youth Summit.
As a result, Bundaberg Regional Council Youth Development Officer Andrea Bax launched the Stress Connection program aimed at both primary and secondary school students, which the council has been delivering in the community over the past two and a half years.
“Through a number of the region’s schools and community care programs, we have been able to engage with almost 1000 young people about stress – what it is, how it affects their body, how to reduce stress and where to go to find help in dealing with it,” Ms Bax said.
“In the first stage, we encourage participants to create artwork focused on how the body is affected by stress.
“In the second stage of the program, participants work as a group to create a large artwork which communicates the ways stress can be reduced. The final stage sees the participants create masks and discuss the places they can turn to for support.”
During Youth Month, the artwork created by the participants of the program over the past 12 months will be on display in the School of Arts Building in Bourbong St from 10am to 2pm from April 9 to 11 and again from April 14 to 17.
“Come along and enjoy the creations of our talented young people and take the opportunity to contemplate stress and how it affects your life.”
Art show entry is free.