North West Telegraph - - Lifestyle - Sophia Con­stan­tine

Chil­dren and teenagers across the Town of Port Hed­land are be­ing in­vited to im­merse them­selves in an ac­tion-packed pro­gram to cel­e­brate Na­tional Youth Week.

A di­verse se­ries of events tai­lored to suit the needs of young peo­ple will take place be­tween Fri­day, April 13, and Satur­day, April 21, and will in­clude skate­board­ing, hip-hop work­shops, bas­ket­ball, swim­ming and a movie night.

Youth Week WA Youth Am­bas­sador David Caste­lanelli and Youth In­volve­ment Coun­cil mem­ber Na­jiyah Ramp­ton will speak at the launch of Youth Week, which is set to take place on April 13 at South Hed­land Skate Park.

Freestyle Now is sched­uled to pro­vide a BMX work­shop which will run be­fore for­mal­i­ties from 4pm-5pm and af­ter for­mal­i­ties from 5.30pm-7pm.

Af­ter the work­shops, the Town has worked with Min­gle Mob and lo­cal po­lice to host a skate rave, which will be held be­tween 7pm and 9pm.

Mayor Camilo Blanco said the 2018 theme Light It Up was a mo­ti­vat­ing call for young peo­ple to build con­fi­dence and reach their po­ten­tial.

He said the events were de­signed to cel­e­brate young peo­ple in the com­mu­nity while pro­mot­ing phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and friend­ship.

“This is the big­gest youth event on the Hed­land cal­en­dar,” he said.

“It is an op­por­tu­nity to bring young peo­ple to­gether in a fun and pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

“As a town, it is vi­tal that we cel­e­brate our young peo­ple and re­alise they will shape our com­mu­nity’s future.

“It’s also im­por­tant that we re­mem­ber to sup­port our young peo­ple and lis­ten to them through­out the year.”

Youth Week is an ini­tia­tive sup­ported by lo­cal agen­cies in­clud­ing WA Po­lice, YMCA, Garn­duwa, Help­ing Minds, Wir­raka Maya, Fortes­cue Min­er­als Group, Char­ter Hall, YIC and Min­gle Mob.

To find out more, visit porthed­ our-com­mu­nity/events.

Pic­ture: Town of Port Hed­land

Pro­fes­sional skate­board­ing work­shops will be hosted to form part of the sched­ule of events be­ing hosted through­out Youth Week.

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