Orange’s Youth Centre is open every weekday of the school holidays with a range of free or low cost activities for Orange’s school students.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the centre, in Garema Road, would open between 11am and 5pm July 8 to July 19.
“There’s so many activities on in Orange for school kids this coming break but some activities may be out of the price range for some families,” Cr Kidd.
“So to make sure all kids have the opportunity to relieve that school holiday boredom, in constructive ways, Orange City Council’s youth development team has worked hard to come up with a range of activities for all students.”
Orange City Council’s Services Policy Committee Chair Stephen Nugent said many of the activities were made possible thanks to a donation from Newcrest Mining Cadia Valley Operations.
“Activities include movie nights, barbecues, digging in the vegie garden, art and craft, cooking and a disco,” Cr Nugent said.
“All school-aged kids are welcome to come along. It’s a great opportunity for students to meet others from different schools as well as get some hands on life-skills while they have a great time.”
Monday 8 July
Youth Centre vegie and garden bed planting.
Tuesday 9 July
Pizza making 12pm – 2pm
Wednesday 10 July
A variety of art and craft projects on offer
Thursday 11 July
Wii Sports competition day
5:30 – 7:00pm Primary school aged students’ movie night
Friday 12 July
6:00 – 9:00pm Secondary school students’ movie night
Monday 15 July
Tuesday 16 July
Sweet treats – cooking tasty sweets
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (17, 18, 19 July)
Centre will be open no scheduled activities.