Children’s Week celebrations

COBAW Community Health and Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House will receive grants of up to $1000 so they can host free educational events and activities for Children’s Week 2020 celebrations.

Cobaw Community Health will host a COVID-safe outdoor scavenger hunt from 9.30am until 12.30pm on October 28, and families can visit 49 Forest Street, Woodend, to participate.

Participants will collect a map that will lead them to walking and exploring to find all the clues while following the map.

Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House will celebrate Children’s Week online with yoga, art, cooking, story time, and dance activities on the agenda.

Thousands of children up to age 12 are expected to participate in the activities between October 24 and November 1.

The grants will go towards free activities including online art exhibitions, outdoor or messy play activities, dance workshops, arts and crafts, musical and storytelling performances, drawing competitions, and picnics.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said the two community groups had accepted a challenge.

“Cobaw Community Health and Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House have embraced the challenge to think creatively about how to host activities and events safely to engage children and their communities,” she said.

“This Children’s Week is will have to look a little different than normal, but it will still be a great celebration for families to enjoy together.”

The theme for Chidlren’s Week celebrates the right of all children to choose their own friends and safely connect with others, inspired by article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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