Westernport Secondary College hosted by Mornington Peninsula Youth Services
Date: Monday 21st August – Friday 25th August
Host: Mornington Peninsula Youth Services
School: Westernport Secondary College
Facilitators: Phillip Coombs and Jim Parry
Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Services has recently increased the number of partner services that work from the Shed 11, Hastings Youth Centre site. With this increase in the number of services operating from Shed 11 it has become more important to ensure the location is highly visible to the community and particularly to young people who may be seeking support or services from the centre. The centre is known as a drop in space for recreation (free wifi, pool tables, computers and gaming) and a space to access a youth worker. The additional services now available include; counselling services, alternative education, recreation groups and more. By increasing the street appeal of the centre this will make sure the centre is easily located and that a sense of ownership and connection to the space remains.
The student team responded to their brief, delivered by Karl Kasbach, Coordinator Youth Services at Shed 11, by reviewing the current look of the front garden and area of the youth centre and proposing options that could make the space more visually appealing. The students were also able to use their creative talents to design and produce two murals depicting their team working in the garden and their concept of their proposed garden space at Shed 11. Many thanks to artist Brett Cardwell for his amazing support to the students with the paint brush and designs!
Many thanks also to Mindshop Facilitators Jim Parry and Phillip Coombs for their assistance to the student during the week to ensure their presentation was a polished performance. Phillip also made a generous donation Youth Services and has also volunteered his services to Shed 11, along with the students, to ensure the garden scape starts to take shape.