Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
An exhibition of what it’s like to be 10 years old and living in Western Australia
Just like other members of our communities, children have meaningful views about their lives and the world around them, but how often do we stop and listen to them?
The views of more than 4,000 Western Australian 10 year-olds will be showcased in the unique We Are 10 project, coordinated by the Commissioner for Children and Young People.
The exhibition celebrates 10 years since WA first appointed a Commissioner for Children and Young People to consult and promote the views of the state’s 589,000 children and young people.
Year 4 students from across WA were asked to think about what is important to them at this stage of their lives, what they like to do and what they would like to change in their community.
They responded through original artworks and written statements to create a snapshot of what it means to be 10 years old and growing up in WA.
Profound themes can be seen in this exhibition, delivering important reminders of the factors supporting children’s wellbeing and healthy development, as well as the challenges children face.
This exhibit of local student artworks is one of more than 65 We Are 10 exhibitions being held across the state during the 2017̶ 18 summer school holidays.
About the Commissioner for Children and Young People
The Commissioner for Children and Young People is the independent person who works closely with children and young people, their families, community and government to make WA a better place for 0 to 18 year-olds. Commissioner Colin Pettit’s role is to consult children and young people from a broad range of backgrounds and age groups, and promote their views to the community and decision makers.
In the last 10 years, the Commissioner’s office has consulted with over 11,000 children and young people on issues such as mental health, wellbeing, living in regional and remote WA and education.
More information about the We Are 10 project, including videos of children’s artworks, and the work of the Commissioner for Children and Young People is available at ccyp.wa.gov.au