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Grants engage youth in climate change

BEAM Mitchell Environment Group and Mitchell Shire Council will use State Government funding to tackle climate change at a local level. The funding, from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s youth and community...

Scouts construct Spoonville

A WALLAN scout group has created a Spoonville outside the scout hall on Windham Street and is encouraging the community to join in. The 1st Wallan Wallan Scouts chipped in to the project through all...

Youth Week reimagined

THE City of Whittlesea has organised a range of events and projects for young people to help celebrate Youth Week 2020. Youth Week was postponed from earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and...

Broadford celebrates NAIDOC Week

Broadford Secondary College celebrated NAIDOC Week last week with a series of activities including boomerang painting. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year’s theme ‘Always Was,...

Uniting children and police through video

By Jackson Russell The Mitchell Proactive Policing Unit is reinforcing the relationship between police and children through a new online, interactive initiative. Operation MITTENS (Mitchell Interactive Term Two Engagement Network Strategy) was created after the unit...

St Patrick’s Primary School commemorates soldiers

ST Patrick’s Primary School believes it is important for its students to have an understanding of the meaning of Remembrance Day, and students will demonstrate their learning with a memorial display. St Patrick’s art teacher...

Community garden vandalised

By Jackson Russell ISSUES of vandalism and anti-social behaviour by Romsey youth have caused concern throughout the community, with residents being encouraged to look out for one another. Romsey Neighbourhood House’s edible garden was trampled and...

A friendly reminder for Seymour students

Students from kindergarten to grade two took part in a series of activities last week to celebrate Children’s Week, focusing on friendship and being kind and respectful. The activities took place at Seymour College and...

$10 million for upgrades to schools

Upgrades for two non-government schools in the outer north are set to be fast-tracked with funding from the State Government’s Non-Government Schools Capital Fund. St Paul the Apostle School in Doreen and Hume Anglican Grammar’s...

Youth award nominations open

MACEDON Ranges Shire Council is seeking nominations for its annual youth awards. Council wants to hear about young people aged between 12 to 25 years who are doing amazing things in the community. The youth awards...