The Andrews Labor Government is helping put on fun, educational – and free – events this October for Colac families and children as part of Children’s Week.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced Colac Otway Shire Council was among the 69 recipients of a Children’s Week grant, receiving funding to help it hold It’s Party Time in Colac 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.
Colac Otway’s Annual Children’s Week activities will be held at the Colac Botanical Gardens. Activities will include face painting, interacting with the roaming reptiles’ display, bubble making, art & craft activities and using recyclable objects, learning about the environment and participating in aboriginal story time.
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 Colac Otway 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.”