Bullying, boredom and school work overload are the biggest issues facing youth according to local college students.November 12, 2012 4:51am
Students from both Benalla College and FCJ last week met at BPACC to deliver the youth strategy to service providers.
Bullying, boredom and school work overload are some of the biggest issues facing youth today according to a group of students from Benalla College and FCJ.
Years 10, 11 and 12 students from the local high schools have spent the past six months developing ideas that can be used in developing the Benalla Rural City youth strategy.
After surveying their friends and family, students collaborated on the data they had received this year and then last year presented it to key service providers who gathered at BPACC for the day-long seminar.
Council community development co-ordinator Leanne Robb said the strategy was expected to be released in about four weeks’ time.
“I think it’s crucial we involve the students in the planning, without their input it goes nowhere,” she said.
“We developed it for young people by young people.’’
Mrs Robb said it was all too easy for “us adults” to talk about what we wanted for our young people.
“They are our future and young leaders so this gives them the opportunity to build on their leadership skills,” she said.
The youth strategy will be developed from data collected by consultant Lisa McKoy.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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