Something special happened on October 22 2018. Kids from across Victoria came together at the Arts Centre Melbourne, to produce their Kids Manifesto.
Presented to an audience of policy-makers, politicians, community leaders, family and friends the Manifesto identifies the change these kids want to see in the world.
Focusing on cultural diversity, disability, gender, animals, the environment and the elderly, the Manifesto is a powerful statement of what the world could look like if kids were in charge.
Teams worked with creative facilitators to develop and present creative interpretations of their visions using music, movement, storytelling, dance and painting.
These were captured in the Kids Manifesto newspaper, which was gifted by the kids to policy makers. These included Liana Buchanan (Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People); Fiona Patten MP (Reason Party); David Southwick MP (Liberal Party Victoria); Huong Truong MP (Australian Greens Victoria); Eva Massey and Joshua Brittain (UNICEF Youth Ambassadors) and Sandy Shaw (Newsboys Foundation).
The children have taken action. And challenge us all to follow.
Read the newspaper: Kids Manifesto Broadsheet Oct 2018 FINAL 4