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Cowra celebrates World Peace Day

A focus on climate change and imaging what the world will be like in 30 years' time was the focus of this year's World Peace Day celebrations in Cowra.

Students from Cowra Public, Cowra High, Mulyan Public, St Raphael's and Holmwood Public School attended this year's youth forum, where they heard from guest speaker Lis Bastian, who founded The Big Fix, which focuses on solutions and positive change rather than problems in the world today.

The kids were also joined by UN Youth NSW facilitators at the forum.

A short Peace Bell ceremony was held during the day and the Public Speaking competition was decided, with three ladies, Kate Price, Sarah Wood and Ruby McKeown moving onto the finals at the World Peace Day Dinner.

Kate Price was selected as the winner of the competition.

Special guest Dr Stephen Mutch also spoke at the dinner before the Rotary Club of Cowra awarded Richard Clarke with the Cowra Peace Award.