City celebrates Youth Week 2018

Media Release 28 March 2018

Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia with thousands of people aged 12 to 25 from across the country involved each year. 

The City will celebrate Youth Week 2018 by hosting a range of free events and activities from 13-22 April.

The City’s youth leadership team South Perth Youth Network (SPYN) helped plan and organise the program of events, which this year includes hands-on workshops; as well as free entertainment; and inclusive sporting competitions. 

The celebrations begin with a free outdoor screening of the classic hit film Jumanji (PG) at Neil McDougall Park in Como on Friday 13 April starting at 6.30pm. 

The fun continues throughout the week with events including a chocolate making masterclass with expert chocolatier Sue Lewis; stand-up paddle boarding sessions; cooking classes; and creative flower crown making. 

Skateboarding WA will host the annual Manning Mayhem Skateboarding Competition from 12pm on Sunday 15 April and a free skateboarding clinic open to beginners through to experienced skaters on from 9am on Wednesday 18 April at Manning Skate Park in Karawara.

On Monday 16 April players of all skill levels are welcome to join in the fun at George Burnett Leisure Centre in Karawara for the City’s ‘3 on 3’ basketball competition. Prizes for best team player, best shooter and most skilled will be up for grabs. 

Film buffs are in for a treat on Friday 20 April when a free outdoor screening of the sci-fi feature Zathura (PG) takes place at Morris Mundy Reserve in Kensington. Get there from 6.30pm to secure your spot and remember to bring your blankets and settle in for an evening of entertainment under the stars. 

Bring your bikes to the South Perth foreshore on Sunday 22 April for a free check up courtesy of the Bike Dr as the team will be operating near the Mends St Jetty, servicing bikes from 8-11am.

“Youth Week is a chance for the City to recognise the invaluable, positive contribution young people make to our community,” City of South Perth Mayor, Sue Doherty said.

“The activities give participants the chance to have a lot of fun, explore new interests and discover new skills in a safe and supportive environment.”

“The City of South Perth is committed to supporting the development of young people and offers a host of opportunities for them to get involved in City life, including the South Perth Youth Network (SPYN); public speaking and creative writing competitions; book clubs; and sports activities.

Youth Week WA 2018 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the Department of Communities.

The City’s Youth Week events are supported by the Department of Communities.

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