Throughout September 2020, we invited children to tell us in words and pictures what they believe are the ingredients for them to live a happy, healthy and safe life.
Amelie, 9: "This is a drawing I did of My sister, My Mum, My Dad and I Standing in front of our house. An example of some of the things we need in life Family And Shelter"
Angelene, 7: "Photo with my family"
Angus, 8: "This is a drawing of some of the things I think you need to live a good life. It includes a house, a big backyard and front yard and my family."
Ell, 9: "My recipe has a loving family and friends with a good home and shelter to stay in. Good food and places to play outside."
Girisa, 8: "I think we need to lead a happy and healthy life!"
Lachlan, 9: "This is my family and my dog. Being happy and being together is what we need to have a good life. We are lucky to have each other. We have a house for shelter and a lovely garden to play in. We live close to Chelsworth Park where we go walking and the bike trails where we ride our bikes."
Lucia, 9: "We need a healthy environment that is beautiful and sustainable for kids to live their best life."
Noah, 4: "Dad, mom, Noah, little brother, pig, tree, clouds, mountains, birds, pond, grandma, grandpa, rainbow, clouds, school, park are needed for a quality life."
Ollie, 6: "There are four green leaves on a tree and an orange one is falling. There is a cloud and the sun in the sky."
Patrick, 7: "One of my ingredients for my recipe for happiness."
Xavier, 10: "Children happily playing at the park"
Zach, 7: "I want to live in a house with my family and have access to a great playground and pool anytime of the day"
"My shopping list for a great life is having friends and family members who love you and give you support."
"Family, friends, pets and a sustainable community."
"Family being together, eating healthy food, outside time, time in the garden and lots of bike paths and playgrounds."
"1 cup sunshine, 4 family members, 2 pets, 3 cups health and safety, 1 cup food and a sprinkle of fun."
"Thinking about others and love (loving others) is the special sauce needed for a good life. It helps me to not worry about myself and help other people. If we all help each other, that’s the best type of life!"
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Banyule City Council is proud to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as traditional custodians of the land and we pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders, past, present and emerging, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the region's history.
Banyule is a diverse community, made up of people from different cultures, beliefs, abilities, bodies, ages, sexualities, genders and identities. Council is committed to inclusion, access and equity for everyone. These principles foster cohesiveness, empower people and improve the wellbeing of the Banyule community.