Save the date – Youth Week returns!

Published on 20 March 2019

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Young people in The Hills are encouraged to take part in Hills Youth Week celebrations, between April 10 and April 18, 2019.

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to share ideas, attend live events, showcase their talent, celebrate and have fun.

“Youth Week is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the contributions that our youngest residents make to creating a more vibrant and connected Hills Shire community,” Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne said.

Activities range from a wellbeing and health workshop to a family fun day, basketball competition and so much more.  

“I encourage Hills youth to take park in Youth Week – it’s a great way to get involved in the community we have,” Mayor Byrne said.

“Our young people are incredibly valuable, and this is one way Council is helping them to enhance their skills and make their voices heard.

“I wish everyone a happy Youth Week and I hope to see you there,” she added.

 

Youth Week Program

 

Keeping Safe Program - Castle Hill Community Hub, located outside Castle Towers

Thursday, April 11

Learn safe driving behaviours, make better choices on the road and gain encouragement to become a better driver. This workshop is suitable for young people learning how to drive.

Cost: Free.

To book: Visit www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search “Youth Week”.  

 

Hills Unplugged - Pioneer Theatre 

Thursday, April 11

Join youth business networking group, YoHu (Young & Hungry), for the Hills Unplugged on Thursday 11th April 2019, 6pm-7.30pm at The Pioneer Theatre, Pennant Street and Castle Street, Castle Hill.  Hills Unplugged will inspire, motivate, engage and encourage attendees and will include a panel with three (3) young local inspirational and successful entrepreneurs who have founded their careers/ businesses in The Hills. The panel will be facilitated by Tony Eades, Brand Futurist from Salted Stone and include Head of Communications McCrindle Research, Ashely Fell, YouTube entrepreneur, comedian and content creator, Josh Hawkins, and coffee entrepreneur founder of The Baron, The Tuckshop and Good Fellas cafés, Mike Ico. 

Cost: Free

To book: Visit www.pioneertheatre.com.au and search "Hills Unplugged"

  

Wellbeing and Focus on Happiness Workshop - Castle Hill Community Hub, located outside Castle Towers

Saturday, April 13

Learn yoga techniques, mindfulness and relaxation to reduce stress. This free workshop is for carers and people living with disability.

Cost: Free.

To book: Visit www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search “Youth Week”.

 

Balcombe Heights Skate Park Upgrade Unveil – Balcombe Heights Estate

Sunday, April 14    

Join the Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne as she officially opens Balcombe Heights Skate Park following upgrades.     

Cost: Free.

                                                                      

Song Writing Workshop – Castle Hill Library

Monday, April 15

Learn how to write a song from scratch with the author of Songwriter’s Book, Monica Welander. Monica will take you through the tools and the tips to create an original song. Suitable for ages 12-18 years.

Cost: $15pp.

To book: Visit www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search “Youth Week”.

 

5 on 5  Basketball Competition - Bernie Mullane Indoor Sports Centre

Monday, April 15

Get your teams together for a fun day of social 5 v 5 basketball at Bernie Mullane Indoor Sports Centre.

Cost: Free.

To book: Visit www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search “Youth Week”.

 

Family Fun Day – Balcombe Heights Estate

Tuesday, April 16

Enjoy a variety of activities, including painting, henna tattooing, skate competitions, an inflatable obstacle course and much more.

Cost: Free.

For more information: Visit www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search “Youth Week”.

 

Work Ready Skills Workshop – Castle Hill Community Hub, located outside Castle Towers

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Learn interview and resume writing skills, how to deal with stress and all about dealing with money.

Cost: Free.

To book: Visit www.thehills.nsw.gov.au and search “Youth Week”.

 

*Times and dates are subject to change.