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17 March 2016

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Hundreds of school students across the area will be treated to a Circus Workshop roadshow thanks to a successful application by the Wattle Range Council to the State Government’s 2016 National Youth Week Grants Program.

The $2,000 grant awarded on behalf of the Minister for Youth earlier this month will be used to bring city based performers ‘Circus Elements’ to local schools for a series of Circus workshops during Youth Week, April 8-17.

“We are very excited to have secured the funding for this exciting project” said Council’s Director Development Services, Steve Chapple. “The circus sessions will be held at a number of sites across the region and all schools have been extended an invitation to attend”

Students will be highly engaged throughout ‘Circus Elements’ workshops which include a number of circus skills including juggling, unicycling, stilt walking and much more audience participation.

For more details on Youth Week activities across the state visit the Office for Youth website http://www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au/programs/national-youth-week or like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NYWSA/?ref=hl

Council has also this week launched the inaugural Wattle Range Council Youth Recognition Awards.

Aimed at recognising the valuable contribution our youth make to the community, the awards are open to candidates 12-18 years.

Young people can be nominated by their families, friends, parents, youth workers, teachers, counsellors, employers and other members of the local community or they are welcome to self-nominate for the awards.

Award categories include:

Contributions to the Community/Community Involvement Award - Recognises an individual aged between 12-18 years who has made a positive contribution to the community, has volunteered their time to help others and/or is an active member of the community (Volunteering with community group/school)

Helping Out Family and/or Friends Award - Recognises an individual aged between 12-18 years who has assisted tirelessly a family or friend in need.

Learning Success (Continual Improvement) Award - Recognises an individual aged between 12-18 years who works to continually improvement themselves or assists others in learning outcomes

Employment Achievement Award (e.g. New initiative, Facing a job/ training challenge) - Recognises an individual aged between 12-18 years whose innovation and ideas have been recognised by peers.

Overcoming a Challenging Life Situation Award - Recognises an individual aged between 12-18 years who has turned a negative situation into a positive. They have had the courage to get through a bad situation and show great resilience and determination. This person is someone who inspires others

All nominees will receive a certificate and promotional bag and category winners will receive a certificate and monetary prize.

Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, 31 March 2016 and Guidelines, Conditions and Forms are available online at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au or at any of the Council Offices. Award presentations will be made at a function to be held at the Millicent Civic & Arts Centre on April 11.




For further information please contact:
Sarah Marzec - Community Development Officer
Phone:     (08) 8733 0900
Email:      sarah.marzec@wattlerange.sa.gov.au


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