Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to launch this year’s local National Youth Week program with a Skate Competition at the Bowral Skate Park on Saturday 1 April.
Run by Highlands Community Centre, the competition will start at 10am and will feature free giveaways, prizes, music and a barbeque lunch.
Council’s official Youth Week program continues on Tuesday 4 April with the annual Triple Zero Cricket Challenge. The event will be staged at Bradman Oval and will feature staff from a variety of emergency services organisations up against students from local primary and high schools.
On Wednesday 5 April Council’s Library services team will host a free Manga Drawing Workshop at Bowral Library and on Friday 7 April a pop-up cinema will be erected in Leighton Gardens where an evening screening of Suicide Squad will be aired for older youngsters.
Activities continue on Saturday 8 April at the Moss Vale War Memorial Aquatic Centre with a boot camp, music and pool games from 11am.
Council’s Youth Liaison Officer Michelle Williams explained the importance of the week for the Shire’s young residents.
“This year National Youth Week runs between 31 March and 9 April,” she said. “The whole program provides a fantastic opportunity for teenagers and young adults across the Shire to have some fun and share their thoughts and ideas,” she said.
“It also provides a chance for our youth to get involved with Council and local service organisations, meet other young people with similar interests and find out how they can get involved with other events throughout the year.
“At the same time they can take part in a range of live events and showcase their talents in a safe and drug and alcohol free environment,” Ms Williams added.
All Council organised National Youth Week events are fully supervised and drug and alcohol-free.