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Thank You to Our Remarkable Youth

The Harvey Norman Moree Superstar Grand Final provided a fitting start to a very successful celebration of National Youth Week in Moree Plains.

Twelve Moree and six Mungindi Youth Council members, along with assistance from Moree Plains Shire Council staff delivered nine fun-packed events across the Shire.

Youth Week is an important way we celebrate and highlight the youth of our Shire and the fabulous contribution they make to our community.

Under the supervision of our staff, members of the Youth Council had the opportunity to develop skills to enhance their social interactions, public speaking and event organisation, and be involved in searching for ways to improve community life, amenities and activities for youth.

Here’s what was achieved during Moree Plains Youth Week

Over 600 participants of varying abilities – long distance runners, joggers, walkers and families with prams undertook the 4.5 kilometre Colour Run which started and finished at the Moree Services Club. Volunteers from the Moree Youth Council and the Moree PCYC Committee assisted on the day.

Youth Council members dressed up as The Animals of the Magical Mountains and interacted with Moree and Mungindi littlies.The OwnLife – “Come skate and create” presented their Skateboard workshop in Moree which attracted over 30 participants who learnt different skateboarding techniques from basic to advanced skills. Professional Skateboarders Dylan McNamara and Scott Standley displayed their talents and participants witnessed a skateboard being built from scratch and helped assemble the board. The participants received free sausage sizzle, drinks and promotional products. There were prizes such as stickers, hats, pennyboards, skateboards, t-shirts and skateboard parts up for grabs.

Youth Council members dressed up as The Animals of the Magical Mountains and interacted with Moree and Mungindi littlies.Moree Youth Council members interacted with 60 young children during The Animals of The Magical Mountains Show with the Youth Council dressing up and performing as part of the Show. The littlies got an opportunity to have a photograph with six different animal mascots at the conclusion of the Show. Moree Youth Council members also travelled to Mungindi to present the Show to a further 50 young children.

Over $700 was raised for Can Assist at the Youth Trivia Night held at the Moree Services Club.

Moree Youth Council partnered with Moree Family Support, Miyay Birray and Byamee to host a Pool Party at the Moree Artesian Aquatics Centre. The Water Slide and Pool Inflatable were enjoyed by over 200 youth and Byamee supplied a barbeque lunch to mark Homelessness Day.

Guest Judges ITALIC Jess & Matt stole the show upon arrival at the Moree Regional Airport dancing and twirling a young fan before taking part in “selfies” with Moree Youth Council’s creation of the snap chat Filter. Jess &Matt took to the stage after judging the Harvey Norman Moree Super Star Grand Final.

BMX riders got the chance to take part in a “come and try” night at the Moree BMX track. Barbeque and drinks were provided as well as a free BMX Australia Show Bag.

The Moree Community Library hosted a Filmmaking project . Six Youth Council members shot a short film and entered it into the North and North West Film Festival. The winners of the Short Film Festival will be announced in Bingara in June.

Moree Youth Council would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors, supporters and participants of Moree Plains Youth Week events.

Photograph: Youth Council members dressed up as The Animals of the Magical Mountains and interacted with Moree and Mungindi littlies.

 

 

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