Earlier this year we presented a very special gift to the National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell. It was a creation from our Strength to Strength Conference and was presented by the NSW State Coordinator, Danielle, and three Young Consultants, Billie, Carole and Anthony.
At the 2013 Strength to Strength conference we ran a series of art therapy workshops, including one that focused on life goals. In this particular workshop, children and young people were asked to represent their dreams and aspirations on a square piece of calico fabric using paint, glitter, stickers and other fun stuff. The aim was to connect children and young people to their own thoughts around their future ambitions, hopes and desires. It encouraged them to focus on what is important to them in their life and explore the possibilities of what they can become.
They were such amazing pieces of artwork that CREATE organised a quilter in Brisbane to stitch all the calico squares together and form a beautiful quilt. This quilt was then presented to Megan. She promised to hang it up in the Human Rights Commission meeting room where the presentation occurred and she actually did it! And here’s the picture to prove it!