A group of nine local students have been selected to have their say about the future development of an outdoor youth space at Chittick Park Seymour, as part of a Central Ranges Local Learning & Employment Network (CRLLEN) workplace learning initiative.
As part of the Seymour Better Parks Project, Mitchell Shire Council has received state grant funding for park development works and are keen to hear what local youth have to say.
Schools represented include St Mary’s College Seymour, Seymour Flexible Learning Centre, Broadford Secondary College, Assumption College Kilmore and GOTAFE VCAL program.
Students will take part in a one-week structured workplace learning program (19 – 23 August) to advise Mitchell Shire Council about what young people want as part of a youth space at the park.
The program, delivered by CRLLEN facilitator Sarah Irving, will take students through a design thinking process and include activities such as visiting other youth parks, interviewing fellow students, conducting and collating research, sketching, model making and describing designs, thinking about functionality such as lighting and pathways,and investigating ideas that improve community physical activity, social connectivity and health outcomes.
Students will also consult the Mitchell Youth Council.
The program will take place at GOTAFE Seymour from 19-23 August.
For more photo and interview opportunities please contact Central Ranges Local Learning & Employment Network Industry Engagement Manager, Lena Way by emailing: lena