Zak Karran, 13, tries a new trick during the new night activities at the Gladstone PCYC, Yarroon Street.
Zak Karran, 13, tries a new trick during the new night activities at the Gladstone PCYC, Yarroon Street. Brenda Strong

PCYC gives kids hang-out space

YOUNGSTERS will no longer need to look for something to do on a school night.

School-age children will now be able to relax at the PCYC on a Thursday night with their friends and inevitably this will keep them away from the usual hang-out spot, the mall. Now into its second week, the activities night at the PCYC has proved to be a huge success.

The event is run by the youth for the youth – making it a huge success.

John Kendall from the PCYC says the program has had a great response from kids.

“There was a really good turn-out. The kids just thought it was unreal that there was a place they could go and enjoy themselves freely without being moved on,” Mr Kendall said.

“The youth leaders run the show and they are relaying to us what the Gladstone youth want, so in turn we will be trying to provide whatever the kids ask for.”

Each Thursday night the PCYC will host a night-time skate rink with lights provided from local companies, great live bands, a free barbecue, PCYC activities including the pool table, a canteen and

computer games, with something new and different to be introduced each week.

Josh Bartlett, one of the youth leaders, has said that the program was a great deal of fun.

“It was just really good. The aim is to get kids to have fun and a good time,” he said.

With more than 200 youngsters turning up to the event, the success is sure to continue.

The activities will take place every Thursday night from 6pm to 9pm.

The team running the event is always looking for corporate sponsors and community support so for more information please phone the PCYC on 4972 3122.



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