31 March 2021
Last Thursday on March 25th, YWCA Canberra partnered with the Watson Micro-Forest Project to host an art competition at Majura Primary School. The project, which aimed to inspire the new Watson Micro-forest design in Wade St Park, was the perfect opportunity for young people to engage with the environment and learn about biodiversity.
Over the course of the week, the Majura Primary school hall was filled with all types of creative entries following the theme, ‘Micro-forests: imagine what could be!’.
“I want kids to have a voice in their community. They are the ultimate users of the space, so their views, experiences and suggestions are important. We have to understand their needs,” shared Watson Micro-forest Project co-lead, Liz Adcock.
Once all the entries were submitted, special guest, Greens MLA Rebecca Vassarotti was invited to lead the judging process, where she awarded three creative young people with a first, second and third prize.
The Watson Micro-forest is a community-led project set to create an urban oasis in Wade Street Park, Watson. It aims to combat climate change, strengthen the community, and re-connect people with nature. The forest will include 1,500 native plants and a forest classroom for outdoor learning, Indigenous bushfood and an integrated playscape.