New blood on youth com­mit­tee

Mansfield Courier - - OPINIONS/PEOPLE - By WENDY HUNT

SOME new faces have been added to Mans­field’s youth com­mit­tee as it be­gins its work for the year.

One of the newly ap­pointed com­mit­tee mem­bers is Ca­tri­ona Wil­son.

Ms Wil­son is well known in the com­mu­nity through her in­volve­ment with Mans­field Arm­chair Cin­ema, but she has also been very busy with Mans­field’s young people.

She has been an ac­tive sup­porter of the work of the FReeZA com­mit­tee, work­ing with the com­mit­tee on the youth film fes­ti­val and the Phruntsyde an­nual skate and BMX com­pe­ti­tion.

Through her own chil­dren, Ms Wil­son also has strong in­volve­ment with the lo­cal schools, at both pri­mary and sec­ondary lev­els.

“I see the main role of the youth com­mit­tee as keep­ing young people ac­tive and in­volved in their com­mu­nity,” Ms Wil­son said.

“As a for­mer school teacher, I am look­ing for­ward to work­ing with young people again and help­ing out with their projects.

“I am par­tic­u­larly look­ing for­ward to be­ing in­volved with the E-Cafe, which I see as a great so­cial out­let and sanc­tu­ary for the kids,” she added.

Other new faces on the com­mit­tee will in­clude young people them­selves, as old stu­dent mem­bers move on to work and ter­tiary stud­ies.

The young people of Mans­field can be thank­ful that so many are happy to work on their be­half.

PHOTO: Wendy Hunt

READ­ING UP ON YOUTH MAT­TERS: Ca­tri­ona Wil­son is look­ing for­ward to help­ing young peo­ple in Mans­field.

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