Safe Streets: Looking Out for Each Other
A Social Cohesion Project
20 March 2018 ST KILDA TOWN HALL 2.00-3.00pm
Victoria Police were provided with funding to develop a social cohesion project. Victoria Police ran community consultations in Stonnington and Port Phillip local government areas where one of the key issues raised was that of safety around anti-social/violent behavior. Issues of such behaviours were also raised as significantly impacting perceptions of and actual safety for children and families, which has led to reduced participation in the local community.
Victoria Police worked with Primary School aged children (and their families) in the development of resources about safety on the streets. These resources aim to talk about risks and what to do in different situations, and also foster empathy through learning about a range of perspectives.
Victoria Police engaged community arts organisations, Storyscape and Melbourne Playback Theatre Company, to work with Grade 5-6 students at our school to develop these resources using participatory approaches. The resources created with students include a short film, poetry and photographs/short stories. The resources will be launched at the St Kilda Town Hall on the 20th March 2018 at 2.00pm. There will be an additional showing at 4.00pm.
Everyone is welcome!