That is a wrap for Youth Week 2016

Cessnock City’s Youth Week festivities ran from 5 April until 16 April 2016 and saw youth focused activities time in with the school holidays. 

Cessnock City’s Youth Week festivities ran from 5 April until 16 April 2016 and saw youth focused activities time in with the school holidays.

Memorable events ranged from a giant rock climbing wall at Greta Day Out, talent quest at Take the Stage, to the sold out Skateboard Making Workshop.  

“It’s been a fantastic week for our young people to explore what is on offer for them and a great opportunity for families to take advantage of the holiday activities together,” Cr Pynsent said.   

There was a timely crossover between Seniors and Youth Weeks this year with a joint outdoor cinema event showing an inter-generational comedy at East End Oval.  

This year community organisations, local businesses, the Youth Committee and our young people worked together to offer more activities than ever before.  

Cessnock City Mayor Councillor Bob Pynsent on behalf of the community extends his thanks to all who volunteered at Youth Week.  

“A great job was done by Sam Russell and Jimmy Bradly MCing, photographer Caitlin Ivan and Bayley Kleinman back stage at Take the Stage, with judge and mentor Anna Weatherup being a real inspiration to the young performers,” Cr Pynsent said.   

“Thank you to the Cessnock Youth Entertainment Committee (CYEC) including alumni and present members who contributed to youth week events. A special thanks goes out to Taylah Mills, Steph Gilshenen, Sophie Cunningham, Georgia Cunningham, Samantha Falko, Olivia Falko, Eloise Burgess and Jessica Dowler.”  

“Thanks to Bel Wells, Luke Missingham and Lee James our Cessnock Skate Comp judges; Sophie Hedges and Adam Hawkins the chefs and facilitators at My School Rules event; and Taylah Mills and Stephanie Gilshenen from CYEC who assisted with the Big Breakfasts.”

“The PCYC SK8 Fun Day was a major success thanks to Tim Waterson and his team. Their hard work saw more than 60 skaters come through to use the awesome skate facilities at the PCYC in Cessnock.”

“Without your support Youth Week would not have been the great success it was.”    

To see photos taken during Youth Week please visit Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/CessnockCityCouncil

2 May 2016