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February 19, 2021

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Youth-led projects across areas ranging from environmental sustainability to mental health and community placemaking will be delivered across Hunters Hill following the staging of the 2021 Youth Summit.

Students from Hunters Hill High School, Riverside Girls High School and St Joseph’s College convened at Town Hall today (Friday 19 February 2021) for the second annual summit.

Students, with support from Hunter’s Hill Council staff, community leaders and teachers, were challenged to design a creative, feasible and impactful project to address issues we face as a community.

Working in small groups the students answered the challenge, with bright ideas on how to improve the experience of living and studying in Hunters Hill.

Concepts pitched included ideas for cleaning and managing the future sustainability of waterways, a community garden and using native stingless bee habitats to improve the health of local ecosystems.

Reducing waste and increasing recycling, and promoting energy efficiency in schools was explored.

Students also workshopped ways to provide an outdoor learning space recognising Indigenous culture, create an inclusive park, start a student buddy club, and build an online forum to help reduce youth isolation and increase communication with others.

The concepts will be further developed with project support and potential funding from the Council. Representatives of community organisations with expertise in the project areas, will also assist.

Work with the schools and student groups is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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