Council has plenty of holiday fun planned for youth

GLADSTONE region youth have the opportunity to take part in another exciting program of events during the upcoming school holidays.

The 2014 June-July School Holidays Youth Events program has been released by Gladstone Regional Council and features 11 fun activities.

Hosted by the council in partnership with local services and organisations, Youth Events activities will take place from June 28 to July 11.

Local youth aged 12 to 25 years can try their hand at a range of activities including beach sports, Rhee Tae Kwon Do, volleyball, skateboarding and craft.

Other activities include an open jam session for young musicians, a three-day canoe and camping adventure at Lake Awoonga, horse-riding and a BMX workshop.

The council's community services portfolio spokesperson councillor Maxine Brushe said the youth events were a great way to keep local youth entertained and active during the school holidays.

Cr Brushe said many of the activities were free and that children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at the free events.

"A great deal of planning and effort has gone into hosting these fun events," she said.

"They are designed to get local youth active and associating with others of a similar age."

As part of the upcoming Youth Events, Brisbane Writers Festival and Human Ventures are calling for local youth to get involved in a project taking place in Gladstone from July 7-11.

Participants will learn how to film and record interviews as part of a youth-led research project about reading.

For further information and booking details visit the Gladstone Regional Council Youth or Discovery Coast Young People Facebook pages.

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