While in Townsville, Cheryl and Phillip visited some local schools as part of our Growing up in Queensland project.
Cheryl visited Pimlico State High School while Phillip headed to his old school, Thuringowa State High School to facilitate a series of focus groups with high school students to hear about their community, future aspirations and the key issues which mean the most to them.
The Growing up in Queensland project heard from over 7,000 young people from across the state.
The project allowed children to have their say on the topics that matter the most to them.
The QFCC heard from young people from all walks of life to really understand a number of important things that matter to them which, in turn, helps inform decision makers and policy writers, with the most important voices being heard.
Cheryl and Phillip asked a lot of thought-provoking questions including “what’s good about the town where you live?”, “what would you change?”, “what makes life a success?”, and also “what are some of the worries and concerns young people have?” and the answers were incredibly insightful.
The insights from this research will be presented to key policy and decision makers at the end of 2018.