Middle Years Action Group – Come and Try

Middle Years Action Group – Come and Try

We are putting an Action Group together to help guide us in our next steps in the Middle Years project. 

Learn more about the Middle Years project.

Community is invited to join us for a ‘come and try’ workshop to see what it’s all about. We will look at things like the purpose and role of the group, how and when we can meet as well as agreeing on a way of working.

It will be an opportunity to dip your toes in and see if it’s right for you– no pressure.

When: Thursday 7 March

Time: 10am to 1pm

Location: Burnie Surf Life Savings Club

Facilitated by Fiona Miller, grassroots worker and facilitator. Yummy morning tea. Safe and welcoming space.

The Action Group will base its work on the Middle Years Outcome Report. The report contains community-informed values for the project and identified 5 themes.

The values were: Connection-driven, community-led and co-created, accessible, inclusive, and whole of family.

The Five themes were: Middle years community hub. Accessible information. Mobile service. School-based services. Social clubs.

We will use the report, the values, and the themes to map out a plan for action.

By working this way, we share leadership, decision making by building a community culture of collaboration. We make sure we hear different voices. We work for the best interests of our middle years’ community and families.

We have $100,000 to create something that the community wants and has designed. We will trial and test this work and collect the data to inform change for the future. Imagine if we design something here in Burnie that changes people’s lives, and we get to keep it going! If it doesn’t work as we thought we learn from this experience, and we try again! We get to say what success looks like for us.

We need community to lead the way. Register your interest below and Kira will be in contact.

Register to for the 'Come and Try' workshop

  • Please let us know if you have any accessibility or dietary needs.

In 2023, we were busy asking families what they need. We were also looking at possible solutions together.

In 2024 we’re ready for action. We want to work together to make the changes the Burnie community wants to see.

Kira Coghlan
Project Lead