Share what it’s like to be 10

Pilbara News - - News - Tay­lar Amonini

Chil­dren from across the Pil­bara are be­ing in­vited to por­tray what it means to be 10 years old in WA through words and art.

Com­mis­sioner for Chil­dren and Young Peo­ple Colin Pet­tit said the project, aptly named We Are 10, was in line with his of­fice’s 10th an­niver­sary.

“Through their school, stu­dents will be asked to de­scribe life at 10 in words and pictures,” he said.

“I’ll be read­ing these re­sponses to get a snapshot of what chil­dren from all over the State think, which will then be dis­played in my of­fice, on­line and in re­gional cen­tres.”

The com­mis­sioner will also select one sub­mis­sion from each re­gion for spe­cial recog­ni­tion, the cre­ator of which will win a GoPro cam­era.

“I en­cour­age all Pil­bara pri­mary schools to reg­is­ter their Year 4 classes to be a part of this ex­cit­ing Statewide project,” Mr Pet­tit said.

The Com­mis­sioner for Chil­dren and Young Peo­ple was es­tab­lished by the WA Par­lia­ment in De­cem­ber, 2007 to hear the views and ad­vo­cate on be­half of all chil­dren in the State, who rep­re­sent al­most a quar­ter of the en­tire WA pop­u­la­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the We Are 10 project , in­clud­ing how to reg­is­ter, visit

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