Youth Week celebration at Orange Showground is All About YOUth

Orange Council

As part of NSW Youth Week 2022 celebrations Orange City Council, in partnership with local youth services, will celebrate the city’s young people with the free All About YOUth fun day at Orange Showground on Monday 11 April.

A special feature of All About YOUth will be the Walkabout Barber mobile barber shop, which will be offering haircuts and mental health first aid from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

The main festivities will kick off from 10am to 2pm with the much-anticipated Obstacool Course, which is made up of a mix of inflatables including walls, tunnels, commando nets, an inflatable tyre run and the 40-metre long Big Bopper! There will also be inflatable Sumo suits, a velcro wall, gladiator game, dart wall and bungee run.

ALL ABOUT FUN: The inflatable Obstacool Course will be a special feature of Youth Week activities at Orange Showground on Monday 11 April.

Other activities will include drumming workshops with Mark Welch and movie makeup with the Orange Youth Hub, as well as a colour fight and bucking bull.

There will be food and coffee stalls such as Bodhi Garden and Walkabout Coffee, Clothing & Culture, live music and information stalls from service providers including Social Futures, headspace and the NDIS.

Orange City Council’s Community Services Policy Committee Chair Cr Mel McDonell encouraged all Orange young people to come along and bring their friends and family for a day of fun.

‘Youth Week is wonderful because it’s organised by young people, for young people and is a chance to raise issues that are important to them,” Cr McDonell said.

“This is a great opportunity for our young people to get out and about, expand their social networks and have a day of fun, while also learning what services are out there to help, should they need them now or in the future.

“It’s great to see so many services and organisations coming together to support our youth.”

NSW Youth Week is held in April each year in communities across the state for young people to share ideas, attend live events, have their voices heard on issues of concern to them, showcase their talents, take part in competitions and celebrate their contribution to the community.

OBSTACOOL: An inflatable tunnel.

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