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Children's Week

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Sunday, 25 October 2020 - 12:15pm to Saturday, 31 October 2020 - 12:15pm
Online (Zoom)
Bannockburn VIC 3331
Children's Week 2020 Golden Plains Shire Council
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Golden Plains Shire Council
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Early Years Team
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5220 7230
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Children’s Week is a national event held every year during October, giving families and community members the opportunity to recognise the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. This year, Children’s Week runs from 24 October to 1 November with its theme celebrating 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.

While the COVID-19 pandemic will prevent Council from holding its usual in-person event, Council’s Child and Family Services team will run free remote activities families can participate in from home: DIY friendship bracelets and online interactive playgroup sessions.

Friendship Bracelets

Children can get creative from home and make a friendship bracelet for themselves or to share with a friend or family member. A limited number of free bracelet making kits are available and can be sent to families or collected from Council’s Customer Service Centre in Smythesdale at 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale or the Bannockburn Family Services Centres at 2a Pope Street, Bannockburn. This activity is suitable for children three years and older, and will be available for collection or delivery from 12 October, 2020.

Interactive Playgroup

Families are invited to join the Golden Plains Early Years team for three fun and interactive playgroup sessions during Children’s Week. The playgroups will be held over Zoom from 10.30 to 11.15am on Monday 26, Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 October, 2020. The playgroups will include different activities for children and families to follow along to from home, including stories by the Geelong Regional Library Corporation, singing, fun, play and even a bit of magic. Participants will receive a Zoom link and activity sheets ahead of the sessions.

Please register by clicking the button below, or by sending an email to or call 5220 7230.



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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.