HELPING TO CELEBRATE WERRIBEE CHILDREN
The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the Werribee community to host fun and free educational activities and events for local families and children as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations.
Tim Pallas today announced Wyndham City Council and Wyndham Little Buddies Toy Library was among the 118 recipients to receive a grant to help host an activity or event during Children’s Week, which runs from 19-27 October.
The week-long national celebration recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children by offering free activities for Victorian families.
Wyndham City Council will hold the annual Children’s Week Picnic. This free community event is open and accessible to all and is a fun family-friendly day out full of entertainment, interactive art experiences, sporting activities, music and dancing. Wyndham Little Buddies Toy Library will also hold many activities to celebrate Children’s week
Families can now view a calendar and map of activities that will be held across the state as part of Children’s Week by visiting: www.education.vic.gov.au/childrensweek
Children’s Week events are free-of-charge to Victorian families with children aged 0-12 years and are a great opportunity for families to enjoy a fun, engaging and educational experience.
The theme for Children’s Week 2019 celebrates the right of all children to be healthy, safe and happy, based on Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The grant recipients will share almost $100,000 worth of funding to help celebrate the national week.
The Victorian Government provided grants to not-for-profit organisations and councils across the state to help cover costs associated with running an event such as hiring entertainment, purchasing craft materials, providing food and children’s prizes.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, James Merlino
“Children’s Week is a fantastic national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of our children.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Children’s Week is a great opportunity for families to enjoy free and fun local events that celebrate our children and young people and showcase their achievements.”