Childrens Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October each year and celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: "A Caring World Shares" as a reflection of Childrens Week aims.
The Launceston City Council is active in celebrating Childrens Week which helps to raise awareness within the community of the needs and rights of children and to assist young people to reach their individual potential.
Childrens Week Calendar of Events
Each year Launceston City Council a Children's Week Calendar of Events. To be part of the calendar or to find out more information please phone Council's Community Projects Officer on 03 6323 3381.
Launceston City Council and Playgroup Tasmania Childrens Week Awards
During Childrens Week each year, Launceston City Council in conjunction with Playgroup Tasmania recognise the wonderful achievements of children and those who provide services to children through our annual Childrens Week Awards.
The purpose of Childrens Week, held nationally, is to raise awareness of the needs, interests, rights and achievements of children and young people and assist them to realise their individual potentional.
Nominations are called for people in the community who make a difference for children, not forgetting the quiet achievers and for young people who make a difference and are a role model for others.
Awards are given in the following categories:
- Exceptional Young Person - for a person under the age of 18 years for having overcome adversity, shown great bravery and generosity to themselves or others.
- Endeavour Award- for a person under the age of 18 years who makes a contribution to other children/young people. This may include voluntary work, advocacy or being a good role model for other children and young people.
- Community Commitment Award- For groups of young people under the age of 18 who see a need in their community and work together to create a solution. (Open to schools, youth groups, formal and informal groups).
- Child Development Award - For community groups or organisations who have made a contribution to children/young people, significantly improving their opportunities to learn and grow.
- Contribution to the Health and Wellbeing of Children Award - For individuals, groups, volunteers and businesses who have made a significant contriubtion or difference to children/young people in the community.
For more information please call the Council's Community Projects Officer on 03 6323 3381 or send an email.