Youth cel­e­brate

The Cobram Courier - - NEWS -

The young peo­ple of Co­bram have united as one at Fed­er­a­tion Park to cel­e­brate Vic­to­rian Youth Week.

A selection of young per­form­ers from around the shire took cen­tre stage to en­ter­tain those who made their way to the park on Fri­day, March 13.

Ruby Wy­att-Carter from Nu­murkah was one young per­former to catch the eye with her fas­ci­nat­ing blend of al­ter­na­tive and heavy sound.

Slade and Moon, a new duo from Tatura, show­cased its in­die and folk vibe, while River Loizou is a young upand-com­ing rap artist from Co­bram who mixed his own tracks.

Mitchell Hawke and Adam Co­hen, who study mu­sic at Co­bram Sec­ondary Col­lege, did a great mix of pop and rock cov­ers with some of their own orig­i­nals thrown in.

Jess Lor­raine, who has been in­volved with FReeZA youth events for many years, showed the rare abil­ity to take any song and make it her own. With a large num­ber of orig­i­nals, Jess is well on the way to step­ping into the record­ing stu­dio to record her first EP.

Hollie Barnes, who co­or­di­nated the event, said the feed­back she had re­ceived had been pos­i­tive.

‘‘The skate event by OwnLife was a mas­sive hit, as was the face paint­ing and jump­ing cas­tle for the younger kids, while the Zorb Soc­cer was a big draw­card for the older crew.

‘‘It re­ally is just a cel­e­bra­tion of young peo­ple and it has got such a great fes­ti­val spirit, it brings peo­ple to­gether and is a cheap day for par­ents,’’ Ms Barnes said.

‘‘If any­one is in­ter­ested in be­ing in­volved with the plan­ning for next year’s event, they are more than wel­come to con­tact us at the Youth Team at the coun­cil.’’

Ready, set: The skate park at­tracted many.

Bouncy: Bub­ble soc­cer which was a big hit.

Arty: Alice and Kate Leb­ner.

Fun in sun: Plenty of chil­dren turned out at Fed­er­a­tion Park to en­joy the ac­tiv­i­ties for Vic­to­rian Youth Week.

All aboard: Lau­rie Kennedy, Tony Carter and Char­lie Zam­mit from Moira Minia­ture Rail Inc.

Yum: Ned El­liot and Levy Te­jones en­joy their snow cones.

Up and away: A young­ster gets on the hop on the jump­ing cas­tle.

Crafty: Plenty of young­sters were lin­ing up to get some face paint.

In the groove: singer song writer Jess Lor­raine.

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