WINNERS: Macarthur Street Primary School pupil Lucas Lang with runners-up Wil Barbary of Macarthur Street Primary School and Bryce Guest of Pleasant Street Primary. Prizes presented by David Tannard of Bicycle Centre Ballarat and Youth Resource Officer Leading Senior Constable Des Hudson. Co-winner Josh Drake absent. Pic: Contributed.PUPILS TALK ABOUTCYCLE SAFETY
A group of Ballarat pupils have made it their objective to educate the region about safe cycling.
Tackling cycle safety, the students were asked to come up with ideas for a radio commercial as part of Safe Cycle Month.
Four potential scripts were then chosen to be professionally recorded with the overall winning script going on to be aired on local radio stations during the month of October.
This year Macarthur Street Primary School pupils Lucas Lang and Josh Drake took out the best scriptwhich addressed the key issues of staying alert, being bright, wearing the right safety gear and notifying an adult where they are going.
Coordinator of the initiative, Ballarat Youth Resource Officer Des Hudson said it was great to see young people involved in the creation of safety messages for other young people.
“Young people are targeted with a variety of safety hints and tips, but when it comes from their friends, sometimes it has a greater impact,” he said.
“Both boys did a great job working on their script together.”
Both boys received a new bicycle with helmets while their school won their own Blue Light Dance Party for all students in November.
Runners-up Wil Barbary and Bryce Guest also received helmets and drink bottles for their scripts.
BALLARAT RESIDENTS HAVE THEIR SAY ON END OF LIFE CARE
Local residents are being urged to have their say about services they want to support them at the end of their lives.
A public End of Life Care framework consultation session will be held in Ballarat on Wednesday November 4 between 1.30-4.30pm.
The session is open to all Ballarat residents who would like to contribute towards a new state-wide end of life framework.
Ballarat Health Services palliative care physician, Dr Greg Mewett welcomed the opportunity.
“Improving and getting the best end of care is everyone’s business, and everyone should be interested as we will need to confront this at some stage in our lives –we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about our options,” he said.
“We need to prepare for situations that arrive in advanced stages of illness, so that people have some control.”
A new discussion paper has been released and consultation will take place across the state over the next two months. Local residents interested in attending the consultation session on Wednesday or contribute via an online hub should visit 老站出售betterendoflife.vic.gov备案老域名
YOUTH INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY
Ballarat residentsare invited to have their on how young people shouldbe supported.
Earlier this month Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos launched the discussion paper, What’s Important to YOUth?, which forms part of the next stage in the state government’s consultations to shape its new youth policy framework.
Young Victorians, parents, carers, local councils and private sectors are being urged to have their say in the discussion which looks at mental health, employment and education.
Once finalised, the new youth policy framework will improve outcomes for youth Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged ordisengaged.
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NATIONAL YOUTH WEEK 2016 GRANTS OPEN
More than $180,000 in grants will be available to help celebrate National Youth Week 2016.
Applications for community organisations, local councils and schools to apply for the one-off grants to help them celebrate young people’s achievements in the communities are currently open.
Organisations will be able to apply for grants up to $2000 to support National Youth Week activities such as art shows andmusic concerts.
Application are open until November 13 and can be made at 老站出售youthcentral.vic.gov备案老域名/nyw
Thousands of young Victorians are expected to take part in the week long celebrations of young people aged 12-25 from April 8, 2016.
FUNDING FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
A BALLARAT youth program has received $73,555 in funding to help young people lead the planning and staging of live music and cultural events throughout the region.
The Andrews Labor government provided funds to Ballarat’s FReeZA Committee, Sonika on Friday to help continue the committee’s positive youth development opportunities in the community.
“By delivering youth-led, all-ages, drug, smoke and alcohol free events, young people learn about leadership and decision making, while gaining valuable skills and experience,” Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard said.
“The Sonika team organise a series of important youth programs and events including music workshops, gigs, the NXUS hip hop collective, and Sonic Air which engages young people in training for live-to-air radio with SYN FM and Voice FM.”
FReeZAprovides funding to local government and community organisations to support young people to run fully supervised events in their local area.
BALLARAT’S FOOD AND BEVERAGE ON SHOW TO THE WORLD
BALLARAT will be among a number of locations visited by 240 international delegates as part of Australia’s biggest ever inbound food and beverage trade mission.
The delegates from key growth markets including China, Indonesia, Malaysia, India,the Middle East and the US will visit businesses in Victoria in an effort to showcase the quality of the state’s produce.
The four day program involves visits to more than 80 companies where international buyers will have the chance to meet local industry leaders and build relationships,new partnerships and export deals.
“We’re not waiting for the world to come to us, we’re bringing leading businesses from the top growth markets right to our doorsteps,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.
LOST CAMERA HANDED INTO POLICE
Police are hoping for assistance from the public to help find the owner of a camera handed in to police at Bacchus Marsh.
It’s believed the Canon camera may have fallen out of a bag in the vicinity of Geelong Road in Bacchus Marsh and is damaged.
The memory card is still intact and features photos of wildlife, especially birds, and rural and coastal scenes and portrait photos of a man and woman of asian appearance.
Anyone who has information about the camera is urged to contact Bacchus Marsh Police Station on 5366 4500
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