Cowra's youth help design PCYC garden

The kids from the Fit Together program look over their design with PCYC's Stewart Mead and Senior Constable Brendan Sirol.
The kids from the Fit Together program look over their design with PCYC's Stewart Mead and Senior Constable Brendan Sirol.

Participants in PCYC Cowra's Fit Together program have helped draft the design of the PCYC's new outdoor space and Indigenous garden, which will be built and nurtured at the back of their Young Road building.

Kiah Newton was one of the kids who took part in the exercise, and explained that the group researched before coming a decision on the key elements they want in the design.

"We did a Goanna with a pond in the middle," Kiah explained, with the garden emulating the shape of the animal that is considered a totem for Wiradjuri people, while pebbles and ferns are also included in the design.

"It's supposed to be strong animal," she added, noting that she was looking to working on the project.

The garden is being funded as part of a Green Space Grant that PCYC Cowra received earlier this year.

Fit Together is a program run by the PCYC and local police that works to "encourage positive relationships between local police and the Aboriginal community," according to the PCYC NSW website.