Queensland Child Protection Week (CPW) takes place from 3 to 9 September with a range of activities on offer in the Bundaberg Region.
The Bundaberg Child Protection Week Action Group (CPWAG) will be hosting its annual Child Protection Dinner on 8 September, acknowledging community members for their dedication to helping local children.
The major award of the evening, designed by local sculptor John Olsen, will recognise an individual, agency or community group who/that has shown commitment to the theme ‘protecting children is everybody’s business’ in the region.
The dinner takes place at Rowers on the River at 6.30 pm and will feature guest speaker Jill White PhD, entertainment by Meleane Havea, raffles, trivia and more.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here before 31 August.
Other events taking place to mark CPW include a sensory craft activity at Alexandra Park Zoo playground, a Rainbow Day event at PCYC and a special edition of Dungeons and Dragons at Bundaberg Library.
- Child Protection Week Workshop
This workshop, presented by Mel Owen of the Youth Justice Transition to Success, will focus on Trauma Informed Practice and Teaching Assistance (TIPTA).
Trauma-informed practice is a strengths-based approach grounded in an understanding of, and a responsiveness to, the impact of trauma that emphasises physical, psychological and emotional safety for both providers and survivors.
When: Monday 4 September 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Impact Community Services
Cost: Free, morning tea and lunch provided
RSVP by 30 August here.
- BRYSA Award Event
The Bundaberg Region Youth Scholarship Awards (BRYSA) will be held to formally recognise youth in the region who have overcome significant obstacles in pursuit of their personal achievements.
When: Tuesday 5 September, 7 – 8.30 am
Where: Bundaberg Multiplex
- ‘Change the World’ by Norville Singing Choir
Norville Singing Choir will perform ‘Change the World’, a song they specifically created in honour of CPW.
A video of the song will also be released at the CPW annual dinner on 8 September.
When: Tuesday 5 September, 2.30 pm
Where: Norville State School
- Mindful Movement
Amy Maher of Aspire Yoga Pilates will hold yoga sessions aimed to support children with their physical, emotional and mental health.
When: Tuesday 5 September, Wednesday 6 September, Friday 8 September
Where: Acorn Childcare Centres
- Understanding Emotions: Craft Activity
CPWAG will host this free craft activity for all ages.
Children are invited to create their own calm down sensory jar as a therapeutic art activity to assist them in self-regulating and understanding their emotions.
When: Wednesday 6 September, 2–4 pm
Where: Alexandra Park Zoo playground
- Dungeons & Dragons
Participants aged 8 to 15 are invited to spark their imaginations and have fun with friends by joining in on a special edition of this library favourite.
Register by calling 4130 4140
When: Thursday 7 September, 3.30 pm
Where: Bundaberg Regional Library
- Rainbow Day
The Bundaberg CPWAG will host an exciting morning of activities and games for everyone to enjoy including a jumping castle, face painting and free sausage sizzle.
When: Friday 8 September, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Bundaberg PCYC
For more information on CPW, follow the Bundaberg CPWAG Facebook page here.