Children have taken control of an exhibition space at Canberra's Old Parliament House, as part of a new program giving them the freedom to play and explore the issue of human rights.
The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) spent months consulting with children about what they wanted in their own dedicated space.
The result was the museum's new Play Up exhibition with a focus on human rights, including chalkboards, building blocks and a graffiti wall sprawled across a large, colourful space.
From the Melbourne website - The Coversation....Earlier this year, an American mother was arrested for allowing her nine year old daughter to play unsupervised in a park while she finished her shift at work. Even though this story got a lot of press, it is not a standalone event. Recently, there has been a rash of cases reported where parents have been arrested for allowing children to play in the park alone, walk to the park alone, and even just play unsupervised right outside their own home....Read the full article here.
Presentation to the panel, Monday April 7, 12.50 – 1.00pm Barbara Champion, Executive Director Play Australia