Celebrating Children’s Week in Baw Baw

Published on 22 October 2020

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A range of activities will be available for Baw Baw Shire’s youngest residents to enjoy virtually during Children’s Week 2020 (24 October to 1 November).


Children's Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. 

The theme for Children's Week 2020 celebrates the right of all children to choose their own friends and safely connect with others. This is based on Article 15 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In light of coronavirus (COVID-19), Children’s Week celebrations in Baw Baw Shire have been modified to offer virtual options.

West Gippsland Libraries will offer four special online activities via social media during the week, including:

  • Monday 26 October - Storytime News with Michelle and Phil 
  • Wednesday 28 October - Friendship Craft with Shannyn 
  • Thursday 29 October - Mandala craft with Larissa and Aimee (a fun activity for friends!)
  • Friday 30 October - The Ukulele Minute with Jenny and Jon

Each video will be available on both the Baw Baw Shire Council and the West Gippsland Libraries Facebook pages.

Budding young artists can also complete a colouring in designed specially by New York Times bestselling children’s author Adam Wallace.

Finished artwork can then be sent through to the West Gippsland Arts Centre for display in a Children’s Week online gallery.

Printed copies of the colouring in artwork can be collected from Council’s Customer Service Centre in Drouin or downloaded from the West Gippsland Arts Centre website.

To download a copy of the colouring in pages please visit https://bit.ly/3dKuodo

Quotes attributable to Baw Baw Shire Council Chief Executive Officer Mark Dupe

“It’s fantastic to have the support of West Gippsland Arts Centre and West Gippsland Libraries to help us to celebrate Children’s Week in a different format. Although we can’t host our usual events, this is a great chance for our youngest residents to be creative and enjoy the activities on offer.”

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