Creating active citizens...
To celebrate Children's Week, the Advocate for Children and Young people, Andrew Johnson, has hosted a series of young citizen's juries throughout NSW, including at Corrimal High School. The role of the Advocate is to listen to children and young people and ensure they have a say in the decisions that affect their lives.
The issue for discussion at the young citizen's juries will be childhood obesity; and in particular whether the sale of sugary drinks should be banned in schools and at sporting venues. The juries will listen to experts in the area of childhood obesity. They will then have time to discuss the issue with their jury and present their recommendations to the Advocate and other government representatives.
CHS has had the privilege of hosting a jury, which included 5 SRC representatives as well as students from Corrimal PS and Towradgi PS. Students participated in a video conference with schools from all over metropolitan and regional NSW for information sharing before discussing and deciding their response to the issues.
Brittney Zulian said that, "It was good to know all the facts and statistics regarding this issue," while Zac James looks forward to "moving towards healthier choices".