The young people of the Southern Highlands are gearing up for this year’s Youth Week, with the celebrations set to kick off with the official launch on Friday, 10 April at the Highlands Youth Hub.
An Aboriginal Respect Circle will be hosted by students from across the Shire to mark the opening of the festivities which will be followed by a barbeque and traditional Indigenous games.
The theme for this year’s Youth Week celebrations is, ‘It starts with us!’, and Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams, explained the importance of the week for the Shire’s young residents.
“National Youth Week runs between April 10 and 19 this year and is a fantastic opportunity for teenagers and young adults across the Shire to have some fun in a drug and alcohol free environment,” she said.
“It also provides a chance for our youth to get involved with Council and local service organisations, to meet other young people with similar interests, and to find out how they can get involved with other events held throughout the year.”
This year Council will be working in partnership with Highlands Youth Hub to host a skate, BMX and scooter competition on Saturday, 11 April at the Moss Vale Skate Park from 10am and on Wednesday 15 April will be hosting a Plugged Concert in conjunction with the Triple Zero Emergency Services Cricket Challenge at Bradman Oval.
An Art Workshop hosted by the Highlands Youth Hub in Park Road in Bowral will be held on Thursday 16 April between 10am and 3pm. Please phone Highlands Youth Hub on 4801 0885 to confirm places.
Celebrations wind up with Council’s indoor screening of Maleficent at the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre on Saturday 18 April from 6.30pm.
Please note that all Council organised events are drug and alcohol-free.
For more information on any of Wingecarribee Shire Council’s 2015 Youth Week celebrations contact Council’s Youth Liaison Officer, Michelle Williams on phone 4868 0859, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/youth-week-2015.
Note: RSVP’s for the official launch of the Aboriginal Respect Circle to be held on Friday 10 April are required to assist with catering. Please phone or email Michelle Williams using the above contact details to confirm your attendance.