Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    Positive image promoted as young people shine

    2/12/2005 12:00 AM

    High school students from across Western Australia are being recognised today for promoting a positive image of young people within their schools and the wider community.

    Youth Minister Mark McGowan today congratulated the 25 District Ambassadors of the 2005-06 Positive Image Award at a breakfast function at Parliament House.

    “These young people are being recognised not for academic or sporting prowess, which are often rewarded by our society, but for promoting a positive image of young people within the community,” Mr McGowan said.

    “Often their work goes unacknowledged and the award has been designed to address this.

    “We continue to see examples of wonderful young people throughout WA and programs like this give us the opportunity to recognise them for the positive contributions they make to society.”

    Common traits amongst all of the district ambassadors include working through adversity to achieve their goals, helping other students without expectation of reward or recognition and making a commitment to social issues within their communities.

    Following the breakfast presentation, the students will participate in a ‘Special Reward Day’ which will include a visit to Scitech, a picnic lunch with some team-building games at Kings Park, a special preview screening of ‘Chicken Little’ and a twilight sail on the STS Leeuwin.

    For information on the district ambassadors in the 2005-06 Positive Image Award, please contact Deanne Johnson at the Office for Children and Youth, on 9476 2008 or 0418 900 873.

    Minister’s office - 9222 9111