The school holidays finished with a bang at a Youth Week Laser Tag event in Scone (Friday 22 April 2016).
Rain did not deter more than 100 children and young people who enjoyed the excitement at the Scone Bill Rose Sports Complex.
Upper Hunter Shire Council Youth Services hosted the free Laser Tag event and provided supervision, free pizza and transport for young people from outlying towns. Transport and event funding were received through Youth Week grants from the Department of Family and Community Services.
The event was run in two parts, with an afternoon session for children under 12 years of age. This was followed with an after dark session for young people aged 12 and up. The event provided a chance for Upper Hunter young people to participate in an active, outdoor event and also encouraged participants to mix and meet new friends.
Youth Week is celebrated throughout Australia during April. Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to express their ideas and views, act on issues that affect their lives, and create and enjoy activities and events.
One of the conversations Upper Hunter Shire Youth Workers had with the young people attending this year’s events was what would be some good ideas for Youth Week 2017. During the next few months Upper Hunter Shire Council Youth Services will meet with young people from all areas of the Shire to discuss event ideas and plan Youth Week for next year.
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Phone: 02 6540 1100
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.