The opening of Koolambidi Woola during the school holidays was packed with families of all ages and sizes.
We were delighted to be able to participate by providing a day of djembe drumming workshops with the amazing and energetic Scott Pearce. We had over 30 kids join us during the day and some even came back for multiple sessions. Or maybe that was the pizza lunch that drew the crowds in!
The weather turned it on for mid-July and the vibe at the new youth precinct was lively and vibrant. We had many comments about how fantastic it was to see so many people enjoying such an amazing space.
It enabled us to have some conversations with young people and their families around their health needs in Bunbury and to ask what was missing and needed for the community. Working with the City of Bunbury, we wanted to provide an activity that was both fun and engaging and helped to activite the space. Having music blasted on to the basketball courts and further across the precinct definitely added to the holiday vibe and energy on the day. These informal conversations we hold within the community will help inform how we develop and design the Bunbury Health Hub. GP down south was able to offer this activity as part of the school holiday program and opening with support from Lotterywest.
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.