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.

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Page last updated: 20 March 2017