Fun day for Youth

Bob Johnson, Percey Kennedy, Nyesha Nean, Bella Edge and Zoe Carapellotti.

Young people in Broken Hill and their families came together to participate in a Youth Week event earlier this week.

Sturt Park was buzzing with colour and good vibes for the annual activity day to honour the week.

Mission Australia project manager, Gina Dellar, said it was “excellent turnout” and was pleased to see many people enjoy the day.

“It’s really pleasing to see people down here enjoying the event and getting involved,” she said.

“Just being able to provide something that’s fun for the kids and community.”

About 400-500 people were reported to have attended throughout the day. Mrs Dellar said it was only possible through the joint effort of local services.

“Each year we like to get our local services together to collaborate to deliver a nice Youth Week event here,” she said.

“It wouldn’t happen without all of the services getting on board.”

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Local youth were able to participate in several activities including a colour run, face painting, laser-tag with live entertainment also on offer.

“Everything we’ve done today has been free of cost to families,” Mrs Dellar said.

“It’s a good opportunity for young people and their families to come down and access some of the services information or even just have a good time and enjoy the activities.”

Organisers are grateful to have been able to host the event and already look forward to next year.

“It’s great particularly that the community haven’t been able to run events for the last twelve months due to COVID,” Mrs Dellar said.

“It’s been really tricky but I think it’s been a really lovely opportunity to deliver this in the community during school holidays.”

 

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