The Capel Youth Collective will aim to bring young people in the community together to create a sense of belonging and inclusion through a range of experiences. The Collective hopes to build on its programs and gain community support to take on larger projects through establishing a core group of young people. The Collective will empower young people and give them a voice, so they can make a difference in their community and contribute to the growth of the region.
The Collective wants young people who feel they can inspire others and become a champion in their community to make a positive impact in the Shire.
We are calling all youth in the shire to join the Collective’s first group of young people to help inspire change for the future and be the driver of events and programs in the shire. Get in touch and come along to one of the following meet-ups:
CAPEL – Next meeting
WHEN: March 27
WHERE: Capel Community Centre
TIME: 4PM to 5.30PM
DALYELLUP – Next meeting
WHEN: The first Thursday of every month
WHERE: Dalyellup Community Centre
TIME: 3.30PM TO 5PM
Free food and drinks will be provided, RSVP is essential and this can be done by contacting the Shire of Capel’s Youth Development Officer – Chloerissa Eadie contact us or call 0428 176 032.
In Term Program
Capel Youth Collective started its first Drama Club last year and will continue for Term 1, 2018. The group meets every Wednesday from 4pm-5.30pm in the Capel Community Centre. The workshops are about building basic acting skills through improvisation, characterisation and scene work. The Drama Club is all about having fun and being involved in something new, while meeting like-minded young people and forming new friendships. The workshop is open to 10-15 year olds.
Capel Youth Team Building Camps
The youth team hosted its first camp in the January 2018 school holidays. The two day, one night camp to Perth offered a raft of team building and fun activities. Youth going into Year 7 in 2018 or those already in high school attended the camp. It was a great way to spring back into the New Year and make some new friends. Expressions of interest are open for an Adventure Camp in September.
State Award Winning Projects
The Shire of CAPEL has excelled in the 2017 Western Australia’s seventh annual Local Government Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards receiving a commendation for The Young People Making a Difference category.
The Children’s Environment and Health Policy Awards are presented annually by the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, showcasing local government’s progress in creating environments that protect and support the health of children.
The Shire of Capel’s community art projects received a commendation in the Young People Making a Difference in Communities category. The program empowered local young people through a series of skill development workshops under the guidance of professional artists resulting in a new vibrantly decorated skate park.
This idea was extended further by a whole public community art project taking place on the launch of Captivate Capel, with children being encouraged to paint on the Shire water tank and get involved in a chalk street art project. The Shire plans to hold creative events each year.
In Term Program – Drama Club
The first two in term programs were trialled this year, with 22 young people involved in the Capel Youth Collective Drama Club. The youth gained confidence and basic acting skills which culminated in a performance of Sir Knickety Knox and the Dragon at the Ocean Forest Lutheran College, Dalyellup. The project was made possible by sponsorship from Bendigo Bank Capel Community Bank Branch and the Department of Communities.
“Building healthy minds through drama to encourage youth to reach their full potential”
The Inzone School Holiday Program holds a special place in many young people’s hearts as it has been running for a number of years. The program still runs every school holidays and continues to be a popular activity for the youth. Ahead of each school holidays, the Shire’s Community Development team come up with fresh ideas to deliver a jam-packed school holiday program, including trips to Perth and the lower South West. Check out the Capel Youth Collective Facebook page for regular updates.