For the third year in 2017, the QLF has put a high priority on the FREE Kids Day.
Alice Barker (QLF Vice President) has assembled a wonderful cast of nine authors, for a full One Day Program at the Point Lonsdale Primary School.
The Queenscliffe Literary Festival will provide a dedicated school day to the children of the kindergarten, day centre, and three primary schools in the Borough of Queenscliffe.
The aim is to increase literature awareness in children.
In 2015 the dedicated school day featured 11 authors and illustrators speaking about kids’ writing and illustration and how a book is made. Many teachers and parents provided feedback following this event saying that their children were reading more, writing more, making books, or aspiring to become an author or illustrator.
The 2016 festival featured a fabulous line-up of children’s authors and illustrators including: Danny Katz, Mitch Vane, Michael Wagner, Adrian Beck, Chrissie Perry, Alice Zaslavsky, David Lawrence, Patrick Guest, Annie White, Lucinda Gifford and Ailsa Wild.
Many thanks to the Borough of Queenscliffe, Christians Bus Co. Queenscliff BIG4, Queenscliff Bowling Club and the QPLCE, in making this day possible.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc (A0093967L)
Child Safe Standards
Statement of Committment
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc is committed to child safety.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our committee, authors and volunteers.
We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our Statement of Commitment and Code of Conduct.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc is committed to regularly training and educating our committee and volunteers for child-related events on child abuse risks.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc is committed to providing our child-related-event authors, illustrators, booksellers and school principals with a copy of our Child Safe Statement of Commitment and Code of Conduct.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc is committed to ensuring that all our volunteers, authors, illustrators, and booksellers for child-related-events have Working With Children checks.
Queenscliffe Literary Festival Inc is committed to ensuring that schools and/or parents are responsible for supervising children at child-related-events.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our committee and volunteers to achieve these commitments.
If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse phone 000.
Click here for the QLF Child Safe Standards Code of Conduct