Trivia, a digital writing workshop, outdoor cinema, clothes swap event, African drumming, mindfulness, skateboarding and a fun run are just some of the FREE activities happening as part of The Hills Shire’s Youth Week 2022 program.
The celebration, which starts on April 4 and continues through to April 14, provides young people aged 12 to 24 years, with the opportunity to share their ideas, attend live events and showcase their talents, as well as celebrate their contributions to region.
This year’s Youth Week theme – “It’s up to YOUth” – is fitting. The Hills, the rest of NSW and even around the world, are going through some really difficult times.
Yet, our young people remain resilient in the face of adversity and hardship. In fact, they are taking action to help their local community and to also inspire their peers and others to do the same,.
Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Peter Gangemi said “This Council is getting behind Youth Week. It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our young people for all their hard work, especially throughout the last few years, which have been nothing short of tough,” Mayor Gangemi added.
Events happening as part of Hills Shire Youth Week celebrations include:
Trivia Night at the Pioneer Theatre on Saturday, April 9 at 4pm – 6pm
Join your friends for a fun Trivia Night out, hosted by The Hills Shire Youth Army. Participants are invited to register a table of eight or join a table. Great prizes can be won, including vouchers. Suitable for ages 15 – 24 years.
Arise and Shine – Celebrating You! at Vinegar Hill Memorial Library at Rouse Hill Town Centre on Monday, April 11 at 9am – 3pm
Hills Community Aid are hosting a fun day of workshops, including African drumming, Polynesian Dance and teaching the Haka. The day features both morning and afternoon electives.
Digital Writing Workshop, Online, on Monday, April 11 at 3.30pm – 5pm
Begin your journey to digital writing and interactive literature with the Digital Writing Workshop.This online workshop is perfect for those wanting to learn more about writing, and using the necessary tools to turn their concepts into a well-formed piece.
Clothes Swap at Stamford Hall, Balcombe Heights Estate on Tuesday, April 12 at 3pm – 5pm
The Clothing Exchange invites people to bring the clothes they value but no longer wear to exchange for those they will. Bring your family and friends to Stamford Hall in Balcombe Heights Estate and get ready to update your wardrobe.
Mind and Nature Experience at Hills Basketball Stadium, in Fred Caterson Reserve, on Wednesday, April 13 at 10.30am – 11.30am
Uniting Care will take attendees through a meditation and then a nature walk. They will also showcase the positive effects of being immersed in nature. Suitable for ages 12-18 years.
The 3 on 3 Basketball Competition at Hills Basketball Stadium in Fred Caterson Reserve on Thursday, April 14 at 3pm – 6pm
Get your team together for the 3 on 3 (four can be in a team, with the extra person as a sub) Basketball Competition at Hills Basketball Stadium. Register a team, or be allocated to a team. The winning team will then compete against Hills local police. Suitable for ages 14-24 years.
SNAP Run & Outdoor Cinema at Castle Hill Showground on Thursday, April 21 at 3pm – 7.30pm
Raise awareness of “Youth Homelessness Matters Day” by running (or walking) at the SNAP Run + Outdoor Cinema 2022 event. Register to join the SNAP run where you will race around the Showground and enjoy fun activities at the pit stops along the way. After the SNAP run, enjoy the outdoor cinema with a movie screening, free food, juice bar, ice cream truck and activities. This event is suitable for 12-24year olds. Youth Week
Totem Skate Workshop at Balcombe Heights Estate Skate Park on Wednesday, April 13 at 9am to 12.30pm
Council has teamed up with Totem to put on three FREE workshops for beginners and intermediate skaters at Balcombe Heights Estate Skate Park. The day will also include a freestyle jam session, open to all ages and suitable for intermediate skaters.
For more information or to book your place, visit: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Services/Our-Community/Youth/Youth-Week-2022.