A community service organisation running holiday camps for children with autism and a school making a positive difference to the environment were among the winners of the 2015 Children's Week Awards.
The awards are a major event on the Children's Week WA calendar and celebrate children's creativity. They also recognise adults, services and projects that have made an outstanding contribution to improving opportunities for children, families and communities.
The awards presentation was held at Perth Zoo on 28 October. There were four award categories including the Communities Award, sponsored by the Department of Local Government and Communities, which recognised one metropolitan and one regional service or project that improves the lives of children and families.
The Communities Award for Metropolitan Services was presented to Camp Autism which provides support to families with children with autism.
Winner of the Children's Week Awards Communities Award for Regional Services was Boddington Early Years Network, a collaboration of stakeholders, which improves opportunities for young children.
Meerilinga convenes Children's Week WA and the Children's Week Awards. Children's Week ran from 24 October to 1 November 2015.