The Andrews Labor Government is helping put on fun, educational – and free – events this October for Casterton families and children as part of Children’s Week.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Glenelg Shire Council was among the 69 recipients of a Children’s Week grant, receiving funding to help it hold Wheelie Reading & Cultural Foodies in Casterton on Thursday 26 October.
The grants ranging from $500 to $1300 will be provided to not-for-profit organisations and councils to host free and fun activities for families as part of Children’s Week, which runs from 21-29 October.
The Wheelie Reading will focus on the delivery of a culturally appropriate story time reading session incorporating a visit from the Glenelg Shire Council’s Library 2 Go Van and Children’s Library Officer to children at the Kathleen Millikan Centre in Casterton.
The Cultural Foodies component will flow from the story time book and will focus on culturally specific food being prepared for attending families and children.
The 2017 Children’s Week theme recognises the power of education to transform a child’s life.
Children’s Week events are free for families with children aged 0-12 years and are a great opportunity for families to enjoy a fun, engaging and educational experience.
The Government is delivering its $202.1 million Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan, which recognises the importance of providing families with strong support in early childhood so our kids are ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.
For more information go to: www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/Pages/childrensweek.aspx
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Children’s Week is a fantastic celebration that recognises the talents, skills and achievements of children.”
“We are helping families in Glenelg Shire hold free events that will be fun and full of help when it comes to raising happy, healthy kids ready for kinder, ready for school and ready for life.”
“I encourage all our local kids, big and small to participate in what will be a wonderful week of festivities.”