Newton Central School Community Engagement

Posted on Jun 7, 2016

When the Auckland Design Office at Auckland Council were developing the next draft of the Newton and Eden Terrace Plan, the level of community engagement in consultations was low and the input from children in the area was limited.

As an Arts Therapist who specialises in working with children and young people Lucy uses the natural language of children – creativity and play, through a therapeutic framework of trust building and emotional holding.  We devised a set of school-based engagements that took children through a journey to help draw out their views on what their perfect neighbourhood would look like.