Celebrate National Youth Week in Lake Mac
Date posted: 20 March 2017
National Youth Week, 31 March to 9 April, is an opportunity for young people aged 12-24 to celebrate and recognise the unique contributions they make to their communities.
This year, Lake Macquarie City Council is supporting a number of National Youth Week events across the City, which aim to give local young people a platform to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and, importantly, enjoy themselves.
Lake Macquarie City Council National Youth Week 2017 program
|Date and time||Location||Description|
|Saturday 1 April, 10am-2pm||Centre For Hope Drop-In Centre at Lake Macquarie Fair Shopping Centre, Wilsons Road, Mount Hutton||
Centre for Hope 'Be Here, Be Heard' Day
Young people are invited to share and showcase their skills and talents, try new activities and meet new friends. The event program will include activities such as music and beats, skating, biking, art and craft. A free barbecue lunch will be provided. For more information or to book, call 4947 2182.
|Tuesday 4 April, 10.30am-2.30pm||PCYC Windale||
PCYC Lake Macquarie round robin
The round robin will feature aikido, boxing for fitness, floorball/indoor hockey and a Police education session focusing on social media safety. Includes lunch. For more information or to book, call 4948 6622.
|Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April, 9am-3.20pm||West Wallsend High School||
Healthy student program
A school event featuring guest presenters from an array of sporting, cultural, social, legal and health backgrounds. Includes a series of workshops to develop students' skills, and strategies to build resilience and confidence. This event is for the school community only.
|Wednesday 5 April, 9.30am-2pm||Doyalson Raw Challenge venue||
Southlakes Youth Services - Youth Raw Challenge
Participants have fun, while building team spirit and self-confidence. The Raw Challenge is a 7km course with 55 obstacles and is sure to challenge all fitness levels, provide a sense of achievement and create great memories. For more information or to book, call 4973 7005.
|Thursday 6 April, 11.45am-2.20pm||Toronto High School||
Student wellbeing festival
This school event includes a silent disco, sausage sizzle and representatives from local services. This event is for the school community only.
|Thursday 6 April, 7-9pm||Charlestown Oval||
Youth engagement program
This program will engage local young people in a range of healthy recreational activities and provide an opportunity to raise and discuss issues of importance to them. For more information call 0403 363 252.
|Monday 10 to Friday 14 April, 9am-4pm||PCYC Morisset||
Morisset PCYC film production program
This is a free film-making workshop for ages 12-24 years. Program includes production and filming of pre-written script, pre-production, camera work, sound, acting and post editing. The group will work with producer, Elise Bailey, and the final film will be shown in Lake Macquarie and at a one-off special event to be held at Event Cinemas Kotara. For more information or to book, call 4973 4766.
|Wednesday 12 April, 10am-2pm||Holmesville Community Hall and Centenary Park, 22 George St, Holmesville||
West on Wheels
Participate in a number of creative and fun activities including skateboard design painting. The first 20 young people to register get to take home a skateboard and helmet, or bring your own skateboard and paint on a new design. There will also be a pop-up bike maintenance workshop, a free barbecue and lucky door prizes. For more information, call 0401 534 610.
Page last updated: 20 March 2017