Everyone in Canberra is talking about COVID. There is lots of information on the news and websites but it can be hard to find anything just for kids that explains the things that you want to know. That’s why I created this page during the lockdown we had in 2021 with messages and newsletters for children and young people.
In 2020 and 2021, as the COVID-pandemic continued to spread around the globe, ACT residents spent many weeks in lockdown. Jodie Griffiths-Cook, the ACT Children and Young People Commissioner, ran an art competition to give children and youth the opportunity to express their feelings and reactions to Covid and lockdown.
The book and video gallery present the artworks, stop motion videos and quotes by children and young people in the ACT reflecting on their lockdown experiences.
Their lockdown legacies represent an important part of ACT history.
Jodie regularly recorded video messages just for children and young people in lockdown in the ACT. She’s recorded a special message now that all schools in the ACT are finished for a well deserved break!
Catch up on her messages here:
During the pandemic, especially our most recent lockdown, we have heard from you, ACT’s children and young people, in a variety of ways. One of those is through the Young Thinker Forum where you can tell us about issues you care about in whatever format you want. Check out what children and young people in the ACT are telling us here, and feel free to add your thoughts using the link above.
We heard from a lot of children who were getting bored so we created some resources to help. Each page has a range of activities that can be done alone, or with the help of adults. Click on the images to expand.
Our Lock It Down! newsletter is full of accurate information, written in words you will understand. It also has lots of fun activities to try. Enjoy!
The special summer bulletin, Open it Up! is out now:
Read previous editions here: