Youth celebrated in Proserpine
IT STARTS with youth, according to Emily Hopper and the Proserpine Youth Space.
The non-government organisation, which targets kids in their teen years, celebrated International Youth Day on Tuesday afternoon at St. Catherine’s Catholic College’s Mercy Campus.
A group of more than 10 students put on their runners and actively participated in games and initiatives which represent the best aspects of being young.
“Today is about celebrating youth in general. There has been a fair bit of tragedy and dull times around the Whitsundays, so it’s about trying to make kids enjoy being a youth,” Pro- serpine Youth Space’s assistant co-ordinator Emily Hopper said. “Sport is a great way to release stress. It’s physical activity out in the sun and socialising. We also did some fitness based stuff around NRL, which included development of skills using footballs.”
Mackay Rugby League’s Tyson Muscat also travelled up the coast for the event, hosting a series of drills and games for the kids.
Additionally, police, ambulance and fire fighter representatives attended the day, engaging with the children with a game of touch football. Proserpine Youth Space is located at 32 Chapman Street, and is open Monday to Friday. For more information contact 4945 5130.
YOUTH DAY: Proserpine Youth Space co-ordinator Rachel Geddes, Anakin Daly-Stevenson, assistant co-ordinator Emily Hopper, Maka Jameshankin, Jacob Gabey, Mackay Rugby League's Tyson Muscat and Kyle Daly prepare for an afternoon of fun in the sun, celebrating International Youth Day on Tuesday.