Hundreds of youth made their way to Pinjarra Skate Park recently, lured by the exciting activities on offer at the 2017 Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest.
According to Shire President Cr. Maree Reid, the second annual youth festival offered over 500 local and visiting participants an opportunity to express themselves through art, adrenaline and sport.
The Freestyle Now Skate, Scooter and BMX competition was a major draw card for festival goers and saw participants compete in round six of the Western Australian Skate Park Series across BMX, skateboard, scooter in beginner, intermediate and open classes. Many of the finalists were Murray residents.
Graphite Crew ran the Urban Art Street Sesh and led 30 youth on a journey of aerosol art design. This resulted in elaborately decorated skateboard decks, which participants were able to take away with them following the session.
For the adrenaline junkies in the crowd, the Radrock activities including the bungee trampoline, climbing wall and bouncy obstacle course did not disappoint.
Laser Tag was another festival highlight.
Youth support services including Homestead for Youth and GP Down South, were on hand to raise awareness of their support services and younger attendees had their faces painted.
“The Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest continues to grow from strength to strength each year and we are delighted with its popularity among our younger residents, who have been very supportive of our growing youth portfolio, which now enters into its Term One School Holiday phase,” said Cr. Reid.
As part of the Shire’s School Holiday program, Coolup residents aged 10 to 17 can enjoy an excursion to Fairbridge Village on Thursday 13 April for a day of archery, canoeing and high ropes.
North Pinjarra youth aged 11 to 17 are encouraged to attend the Youth Day at the North Pinjarra Community Hall on Wednesday 19 April. For youth aged 11 – 17 from the wider Murray area, they are invited to the myDayOut excursion to Rockingham for a movie and a swim at Aqua Jetty on Thursday 20 April.
Registration for the Fairbridge Village and myDayOut events is essential as places are limited.
For further information and to register, please contact the Shire’s Community Development Officer (Youth) Trick Cole on (08) 9531 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shire’s Term Two events are also drawing near. For details of the upcoming myStage Youth Theatre, myGame Youth Gaming, the new myBuild Minecraft Club as well as the new Nighthoops sessions, visit the Shire’s Facebook page.
The Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest was an official event of the 2017 Youth Week and was proudly supported by Country Arts WA and Healthway promoting the Drug Aware message, Department of Local Government and Communities, WA Police and the Shire of Murray.