The NSW Government provides funding to local councils to celebrate Youth Week activities in their area. This funding must be matched by each council. Young people need to be involved in all stages of the celebrations including planning, development and management. The funding also stipulates that that any event has to take place within the designated Youth Week, which this year was 8 – 17 April.
Student enjoy Youth Week in the Park. The live music was performed by ‘ampON’, two young local girls, Mya and Lucy, who played mostly their own original music.
Palerang Council, with the support of Braidwood Central School’s Student Representative Council, organised two activities: the first event being music and sausage sizzle in Ryrie Park on the last day of the school term. The music included two DJs, one from central school, DJ Doohan, and the other DJ Morgx from the Braidwood Home Schooling Community. The live music was performed by ‘ampON’, two young local girls, Mya and Lucy, who played mostly their own original music. The afternoon in the park, attended by 200 students, was a great example of youth claiming the space, sharing food and music outdoors with their friends and was a fun way to end the school term. A very big thank you to Ken and the Lions Club for cooking the sizzling sausages.
The second event was a movie evening at the National Theatre in Braidwood. The students chose two movies: ‘Grease’ and ‘The Perk of being a Wallflower’. Both movies were well attended with 50 young people at each session. The movie night could not have gone ahead without the fantastic support of Braidwood Film Club’s, Gary Hovey, from securing the screen rights to being there on the night to operate the equipment. A very big thank you!
Thanks also to the teachers from BCS for their support and time to make both events a great success!
Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to be seen and express their ideas and views, and also have fun in their community. Both these successful events were jointly organised at all levels with BCS students/teachers and Palerang Council. Council’s experience with BCS and the students was a positive one and we are proud to support the youth of Palerang in any further events.
We have a great supportive, inclusive community and the youth are our future!
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