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Deadly days promote kids' health

A FESTIVAL to encourage school attendance and healthy lifestyles in kids is coming to the Coffs Coast next month.

The Deadly Days Festival, hosted by North Coast Aboriginal Learning Partnerships of North Coast TAFE, aims to increase education, employment and training opportunities for young Australians, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Event director Tony Dreise said Deadly Days will offer a range of activities, showcases, entertainment and acts when it kicks off on Wednesday October 29.

“These include sport and health activities, mini-expos and information stalls, and Indigenous cultural activities like yarning circles,” Mr Dreise said.

“There will also be a range of interactive demonstrations, including 'bush to barbecue' cooking and Indigenous hip hop workshops.”

The Deadly Days Festival is part of the Government's Community Festivals for Education Engagement initiative and is a targeted opportunity for Indigenous school students in Years 6 to 12 to participate.

Mr Dreise said anyone interested in attending the day needs to complete a special form that will enable organisers to provide assistance with transport and accommodation costs.

Inquiries to 6620 4758 or visit www.deewr.gov.au/deewr/Indigenous.



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