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.