National Youth Week amazing race in 2013 at Millenium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Nate, 11, Jack, 14, and Gage Madsen, 10, Gabrielle Pashley, 12, Tully Madsen, 13, Elizabeth Osborn, 12, Georgia Martin, 12, Lily Robinson, 12, and Kiarra Watts, 12.
National Youth Week amazing race in 2013 at Millenium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Nate, 11, Jack, 14, and Gage Madsen, 10, Gabrielle Pashley, 12, Tully Madsen, 13, Elizabeth Osborn, 12, Georgia Martin, 12, Lily Robinson, 12, and Kiarra Watts, 12. Tom Huntley

Kids ready to rumble in park for National Youth Week

NATIONAL Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia and kicks off on Friday with events across the region.

Gladstone Regional Council's community services portfolio spokesperson, Councillor Maxine Brushe, said more than 20 activities had been planned in collaboration with community organisations in the region and would run across 10 days.

"There are activities being hosted across the region at Gladstone, Boyne Island, Tannum Sands, Calliope and Agnes Water," she said.

"A majority of the activities are free, or low cost, with some open to parents and the whole family."

Gladstone Police Citizens Youth Club is one organisation involved.

PCYC's Anna Witty said an event called Rumble in the Park was a highlight of the upcoming celebrations.

"It's a great chance to let your hair down and have fun. "We have lots of give-aways and it's all free," she said.

"Thousands of young people aged 12 to 25 from across Australia get involved in National Youth Week each year, and 2014 looks set to be bigger and better than ever."

The council has arranged an invitation only Mayor's Youth Breakfast on April 4 to officially kick off local Youth Week celebrations.

Events

Rumble in the Park activities:

  • Bungee run
  • PlayStation 3 competition
  • Create your own Manga character
  • Crazy hair stall
  • Free food

Where: Memorial Park next to PCYC

When: Thursday,

April 10

Time: 2pm to 4pm

OTHER EVENTS

 

 Make-up application classes in Boyne Island, Calliope and Gladstone

 Youth Art Workshop at Gladstone City Library

 Healthy eating cooking classes in Gladstone

 Photography workshop

 Taiohi Ora, where participants can try traditional Maori games.



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