The Central Highlands is once again gearing up for National Youth Week, the largest annual celebration of young people in Australia.
National Youth Week 2016 will be held from 8-17 April, with thousands of young people aged between 12 and 25 getting involved across the country.
‘National Youth Week gives young people the opportunity to share ideas, attend live events, showcase their talents, and most of all to have fun,’ a spokesperson from the Central Highlands Regional Council said.
‘This year’s national theme is Be the Future. Our youth are an important asset to our community, one worth investing in. It’s important to recognize their contributions and achievements and encourage them to have a voice.’
A number of events and activities will be held across the region to mark the celebration, including laser skirmish, a family fun day and a series of free ‘skate and create’ workshops run by Ownlife.
‘Learn to skateboard with Dylan McNamara and Scott Standley while joining art teacher Yani Kawi for sticker and badge-making workshops,’ the council spokesperson said.
‘Skateboards and helmets are provided and there will be a small trick competition with prizes.’
National Youth Week is a joint Australian Government, state, territory and local government initiative.