May 2021 in the Community

Justine FawcettConnecting Community 4 Kids Blog

May was a busy at Connecting Community for Kids with lots of community engagement, conversations and recruitment for our Circles of Support. Here’s a snapshot of what we have been up to!

31 May
CCK’s Community Cuppa joined in with Kaya Time and the City of Cockburn to celebrate Reconciliation Week. Activities includes making some healthy soup and damper with the children who attended.

30 May
CCK hosted a pizza and paper plane making night for Spearwood Dads on Saturday, in conjunction with Spearwood Primary School P&C and The Fathering Project. Thanks to all the dads and kids who made it down in the rain and thunder for a fun night of games and pizza!

27 May
We attended the City of Kwinana’s flag raising event to mark the first day of Reconciliation Week. The City promoted the new 2-year Reconciliation Action Plan 2020 to 2022. Sam Ballard’s winning artwork named ‘Together We Stand, Forever We Grow’ was commissioned for inclusion in the City of Kwinana’s Innovate Reconciliation Plan.

Colouful hands were used as an art project in Kwinana. The hands are in the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags and members of the community were invited to decorate the hands as a symbol of reconciliation and a way for communities all around Australia to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues and events.

27 May
Kids Go Wild! Local families enjoyed a walk through the bush at Little Rush Lake, followed by story time and nature inspired craft.

26 May
CCK joined Moorditj Koort for their annual National Sorry Day event. The day was marked with an Acknowledgement to Country, smoking ceremony and a ceremonial tree planting activity.

23 May
CCK attended the Peel Multicultural Flower Festival to spread the word about out new Circles of Support initiative and our Celebrate Culture Action Team.

7 May
Our Fathering Project rep Kyle attended the Lakelands Lads Mother’s Day stall in Mandurah, to help Dads sell gifts to the students to give to their mums for Mother’s Day.

5 May
Connecting Community for Kids were thrilled to be invited to the Ngalla Yogra Waangkan Mother’s Day Celebration. It was a lovely morning with storytelling, face painting and lots of children’s craft.