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.
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
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Make-up application classes in Boyne Island, Calliope and Gladstone
Youth Art Workshop at Gladstone City Library
Healthy eating cooking classes in Gladstone
Taiohi Ora, where participants can try traditional Maori games.