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Get amongst awesome events for Youth Week


An old-school drive-in movie night, a silent disco, skate park competitions, and a market showcasing young people’s products are some of the awesome events scheduled for Youth Week in Eurobodalla this month.

Youth Week is a time of celebration for Australia’s young people, where they can share ideas, have their voices heard, showcase their talents and talk up their contribution to the community.

Eurobodalla Council and its Youth Advisory Committee is celebrating the shire’s young people with a week of fun events from Wednesday 10 April to Thursday 18 April.

Member of Council’s Youth Advisory Committee Sevina Small urged other young people to get in on the fun, with some innovative new events this year.

“I’m looking forward to the silent disco,” said the Year 11 student from St Peter's Anglican College.

“It’s a dance party but everyone has their own headphones and listens to different music. You’re bopping along to your favourite tunes and someone else is bopping along to theirs.”

Organised by the committee, the silent disco, on Thursday 18 April, 6-9pm in Narooma, will help raise awareness of youth living with diabetes.

Council’s youth development officer Mark Ettridge said it was an experience not to be missed in what was a bumper week of events.

“Last year’s pop-up drive-in movie at Riverside Park in Moruya was a great success and is back again this year on Wednesday 17 April, with the classic film, Back to the Future,” he said.

“We’re encouraging learners, P-platers, and their friends and families to come along.”

Other returning events include a bike safety program for Aboriginal and disadvantaged youth, and our popular free skate park competitions, run by All Aboard at Narooma on Saturday 13 April and Moruya on Sunday 14 April.

Mr Ettridge said Youth Street, at Moruya Country Markets on Saturday 13 April, gave youth an opportunity to showcase their products or business ideas to a bigger audience.

“Regular market-goers can see exciting ideas and products from our next generation of entrepreneurs – so bring your cash,” Mr Ettridge said.

For more information on any of this year’s youth week events, visit www.esc.nsw.gov.au/youth and click on ‘Youth Week’ or contact Council’s community development coordinator Zoe Morgan on 4474 7470.

Youth Week 2019 events:

Aboriginal Bike Safety Program

Friday 12 April, 2-5pm, Gundary Oval, Campbell Street, Moruya.

A free workshop for Aboriginal and disadvantaged children run by training organisation BIKE and FITNESS covering practical bike maintenance, repair and handling skills, tips for safe riding within the community and the basics of NSW road rules. Each participant receives a free bike helmet decorated with Aboriginal artwork, free bike bell and free bike service.

Narooma skate park competition

Saturday 13 April, 10.30am-2.30pm, Riverside Drive, Narooma.

Young people who skateboard, BMX or scoot can learn new tricks and compete for prizes at this free event, which includes music, food and good vibes. For all ages and abilities.

Moruya skate park competition

Sunday 14 April, 10.30am-2.30pm, Shore Street, Moruya.

Young people who skateboard, BMX or scoot can learn new tricks and compete for prizes at this free event, which includes music, food and good vibes. For all ages and abilities.

Youth Street @ Moruya Country Markets

Saturday 13 April, 8am-12.30pm, Riverside Park, Moruya.

Eurobodalla’s youth showcase their products or business ideas at Moruya Country Markets. Bring your cash and browse the exciting ideas the next generation of entrepreneurs has to offer.

Pop-up drive-in movie

Wednesday 17 April, 6.30-9.30pm, Riverside Park, Moruya.

Experience the old-school feels of the drive-in watching the classic film, Back to the Future, to celebrate Youth Week 2019. $10 per car or gold coin donation to bring a blanket and sit on the grass.

Youth Week Silent Disco

Thursday 18 April, 6-9pm, Twist Factory, 3/4 Hopkins Place, Narooma.

Get together for a dance and a laugh and show your support for teens living with diabetes. Wireless headphones provided for participants to tune into one of the three channels, pumped out by a DJ. $5 at the door.


Above: Eurobodalla Council’s Youth Advisory Committee members Mia Johnstone from St Peter’s Anglican College, Caleb Hogan from Batemans Bay High School and Sevina Small from St Peter’s Anglican College are encouraging the shire’s young people to get involved in this year’s Youth Week events.

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