Magazine airs youth views, concerns

The Fuse Magazine launch. FRONT:  Logan Piper, Cade McDougall and Caleb Clifford. BACK:  Taniesha Cane-Wickham, Cody Cooper, Charlotte Manche, Georgia Clarke, Zoe Corbett. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

The Fuse Magazine launch. FRONT: Logan Piper, Cade McDougall and Caleb Clifford. BACK: Taniesha Cane-Wickham, Cody Cooper, Charlotte Manche, Georgia Clarke, Zoe Corbett. Picture: PHILLIP BIGGS

PROVIDING a voice to the youth of our community is the main focus of Fuse magazine.

A six-week program run by The Examiner, Fuse Magazine is written by students from Northern Tasmanian schools from grades 9 to 12.

Project manager Daniel Richardson said it was a project he looked forward to every year.

‘‘It is such a rewarding program for all those involved,’’ Mr Richardson said.

‘‘Watching the students grow and develop their skills throughout the program is something we are really proud of.

‘‘The students do an amazing job of writing their articles and they do pick some really hard-hitting issues.’’

Some of the issues tackled in this year’s edition include changes to HECS, self-harm, youth drinking and global poverty.

The group of 14 students also looked at the City Heart Project and what youth would like to see developed in the central business district.

Fuse magazine is available from The Examiner, Launceston City Council, Headspace, University of Tasmania, AMC and selected Northern Tasmanian schools.

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