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Our youth in focus for Children’s Week

All eyes will be on NSW’s youngest citizens as part of a week celebrating the rights of children.

Three primary school girls playing clapping games in the playground.

Thousands of children and their families around the country will celebrate Children’s Week this October.

A creative story competition, a picnic in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens and local events will headline the celebrations for Children’s Week in NSW later this month.

Held from 19 to 27 October, the week aims to raise awareness of the achievements of children and young people and focus on the issues and services that impact them.

Schools and community groups are encouraged to celebrate the week with events that tap into children’s talents in areas such as languages, sports, arts and sciences.

Much-loved author Morris Gleitzman will judge the NSW Children’s Week 2019 Creative Story Competition, with young writers in the running to win a $200 gift card.

Entries for the Creative Story Competition and nominations for the NSW Children’s Week 2019 Awards close Sunday 6 October.

Visit the NSW Children’s Week website to submit an entry, nominate for an award or find a local event.

NSW Children’s Week is organised by the NSW Advocate for Children and Young People, the NSW Youth Advisory Council and the NSW Children’s Week Committee.

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