Gosnells kids ready for adventure

Published on Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Kids in Gosnells

Year 6 students in the City of Gosnells are sharing their top tips for how to have fun while out and about in the local community.

The City invited the young members of the Kids in Gosnells (King) advisory group to define their Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Our City, and they came up with a list of activities to delight youngsters of all ages.

The advisory group members represent 30 schools from throughout the City, and were selected for their aptitude in decision making, teamwork and leadership.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the King children’s advisory group was a positive way for young people to have a say in what was happening in the City.

“Children are an important part of our community, now and for the future, and we want to encourage them to have a voice within the City of Gosnells,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“The Kids in Gosnells children’s advisory group was set up to encourage children to become involved in planning programs, events and facilities within the City.

“By getting involved in the planning process, the members of King are also ensuring the City meets the needs and interests of all children in our community.

“The advisory group is also a fantastic way for young people to feel empowered, and to develop their leadership ability.”

Led by the City’s Youth and Children’s Services staff, the advisory group members provide ideas about helping with issues such as graffiti, pollution, obesity and bullying, organise and volunteer at events, survey other children, and are involved in personal development training, such as public speaking.

The Top 10 Outdoor Adventures in Our City, as compiled by the Kids group, includes visiting wetlands at Mary Carroll Park or Swingler Park in Gosnells, bike riding through the Crestwood Tunnels in Thornlie, climbing a tree and riding the flying fox at Mills Park in Beckenham, walking a trail at Ellis Brook Valley in Martin, and seeing the ducks, running down the hill and smelling the roses at the Civic Centre Gardens.

The full list of adventures is available on the City’s website at