Youth get airborne at celebrations

SCOOTERS, BMX bikes, skateboards and their owners crowded into the Woolgoolga Skate Park on Saturday for a day of airborne action which launched Youth Week on the Northern Beaches.

More than 200 kids competed for prizes, with about 40 of them staying on to celebrate the launch of the Northern Beaches Youth Centre on Saturday afternoon.

The launch included music by young local five-piece band Dinner at Larry's.

The Centre, which will function as a Friday night drop-in centre for 12-17 year olds, will open from 5-9pm each Friday night, offering a barbecue, table tennis, television, Playstation, craft, basketball and volleyball for teenagers.

The secretary of the Northern Beaches Youth Centre Inc. Jody Keys said they hoped to also organise a function every four to six weeks, but wanted to hear ideas on this from the kids themselves about what they would like.

Ms Keys said the Centre desperately wanted more parents, because they needed at least three to four adults as supervisors at all times when it was open.

Interested people can call Ms Keys on 6654 0311.

Coffs Harbour launched Youth Week with aerosol art mural design and creation with Ashley Johnston at the Harbour Youth Service all day Friday and Saturday.

Today will be the launch of Youth Week in the Nambucca Valley, with an exhibition opening at the Macksville Library, prize-winners announced and an afternoon tea.



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