The RCH Youth Advisory Council invites you to the first-ever
Monday 8 August 2011
Register here today
The 2011 Youth Forum is open to all 12–20 year olds, who have something to say about youth health. Forum participants will get to be involved in creative workshops, listen to inspirational speakers and actively contribute to a more youth-friendly hospital.
A great opportunity for young people to develop their skills in:
- public speaking
- youth advocacy
Participants can contribute to:
- the identification of youth health issues in 2011
- improving the hospital experience for children and young people with the move to the new RCH.
There will be three different workshop strands will use various creative arts mediums—including theatre, music and creative writing—to prompt discussion and facilitate expression of the young people’s views.
The Youth Advisory Council will record these views via film, sound and written content to inform policies and practices at the RCH and in the broader community.
The forum will run over one day from 9.00am–3.40pm at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. All registered participants will receive forum pack which will include a letter for their school or education provider, directions to the RCH and an overview of the day.
Places are limited, so get in early to make sure you can enjoy the day and have your opinion heard!
Places are limited, so register today at: http://rch.ncsonline.com.au/home
NAIDOC Week is being celebrated at the RCH from Monday 4 to Friday 8 July. The RCH Education Institute is taking a lead role in coordinating the festivities to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.
Today, NAIDOC is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.
The National NAIDOC theme for the 2011 NAIDOC week celebrations is Change: the next step is ours.
RCH teachers will be conducting learning programs and activities on the wards, in the Ambulatory Care Centre and in the Outpatient clinics around the hospital—so get involved! Activities include didgeridoo making, design your own boomerang, storytelling, and heaps more. Special guests will be appearing around the hospital with guest speakers, didgeridoo demonstrations and boomerang throwing happening on Monday and Tuesday.
All children, young people, families and RCH staff are invited to participate in the celebrations by contributing to the interactive wall in the back café. Add a message or share your thoughts on NAIDOC Week with the RCH community.
For more information on the exciting activities happening around the hospital, ask an RCH teacher.
For information on NAIDOC Week, visit www.naidoc.org.au