Today I visited Winterfold Primary School in Beaconsfield to thank children, young people and staff for participating in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consultation project last year.
Together with the Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt, we watched the music video the students submitted as part of the project, called ‘Keep it Real’, which is available on our Facebook page and the consultation’s web page.
In the video, local young people spoke about their lives in the “Beaky Bronx, Hammy Hill and Hilton” communities and how having a strong culture and support for their education helps them build a positive future.
In speaking to the students today, it was clear that the making of the video was an enjoyable experience and, importantly, it gave them a chance to have their views heard.
More than 1,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people across the State have taken part in this project and many of the consultations involved creative activities, including different types of music and art.
We are producing a comprehensive report that captures and promotes the voices of these young Aboriginal children and young people, and some of the artwork submitted to us during the consultations will be used in the design of the report.
Thanks to everyone involved in the video – if you haven’t seen it yet, watch it now.
Acting Commissioner for Children and Young People