Building our Roadmap together
We made a Splash!
On Friday 14 October 2022, Logan residents, service providers, government leaders, academics and funders came together at Splash! to build a plan to ensure every child in Logan has every opportunity to be the very best they can be.
Splash! was a chance to share and understand the meaning behind the 1000 Voices we had collected in 2021-22. We spent the day together to offer our own experiences and to consider the data about Logan and bring all of this knowledge together to build our roadmap.
Splash! was co-designed with our community, government and service sector partners.
The event was about:
Getting to a collective plan
Knowing what is important to our community
Knowing how our community wants to measure success
It was also about being clear that this work would be community-led – that community members would share decision-making and accountability.
In our workshop, attendeed by community members, academics, government agencies, service organisations, and more, we asked four questions that would show us where to start our work and how we might join hands to address the challenges and opportunities together for our children.
What hopes and dreams do you have for Logan’s young children?
What gets in the way of achieving these hopes and dreams?
What do you think is helping children thrive in Logan? (and why?)
What is one thing we could do together to achieve these hopes and dreams?
The answers to these questions provided a snapshot in time. We then heard about how, in preparation for Splash! the answers collected in the 1000 Voices initiative were organised into the ARACY Nest domains.
We looked at the voices, at the data and at the evidence of what works well for children in Logan, and worked in small groups around the Nest domains.
For each domain, we focused on the priorities identified through:
our own experiences
1000 Voices of Logan
the measures of success based on hard data for Logan.
By the end of the session, we had a clear picture of community priorities and signs of success – each table had identified their top 5 signs, and these were written onto large post-it notes. They were then displayed in a “gallery” space for the community event part of Splash! During this time, members of the community came through the gallery, considered the post-its and “voted” for those they believed were most important. And by the end of Splash! we had the core ingredients of our Collective Plan.