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2017 National Youth Week - 31 March to 9 April

2017 National Youth Week - 31 March to 9 April

2 March 2017

Wattle Range Council are proud to present the 2017 National Youth Week Program supported by South Australian Government.

A grant awarded on behalf of the State Minister for Youth to the Wattle Range Council will be used to host workshops in local schools for a series of different health related activities during Youth Week 31 March to 9 April 2017.

The Youth Week Program this year features ‘Big Picture – what makes a truly healthy person?’ A series of health and well-being workshops offered by Hayley Agnew from “Healthy and Happy with Hayley” for high school students across the local area.

Other Youth Week activities will include introductory basketball and golf events, youth art exhibitions, family fun day and an open day at Noorla-Yo Long.

“We are very excited to be able to offer such a diverse program of events for the health of our youth this year,” said Director Development Services, Steve Chapple . “The sessions will be held at a number of sites across the region and all schools have been extended an invitation to attend.  It will be a great opportunity for young people to focus on health, well-being and activities that excite and interest them.”

Students will be highly engaged throughout Hayley’s ‘Big Picture’ workshops which include 7 discussions such as ‘having a purpose, social connection, nutrition, lifelong learning/staying curious, family (whatever it looks like) and financial freedom’. Towards the end of the workshops Hayley said: “The groups will do some connection/mindfulness practice, acro-yoga and finishing with a session on relaxation. It is a fun way to connect the physical body with your mind and take the time to listen to your body”.

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 https://www.facebook.com/NYWSA/?ref=hl

Also included in this year’s programming is the second annual Wattle Range Council Youth Recognition Awards, the second time these have been held.

Nominations are now open for the Awards which are aimed at recognising the valuable contribution our youth make to the community.

The awards are open to candidates 12-25 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.

The five (5) award categories include: Contributions to the Community / Community Involvement, Helping Out Family and/or Friends, Learning Success (Continual improvement), Employment Achievement whilst learning (e.g. New initiative, facing a job/ training challenge), and the Overcoming Challenging Life Situation award.

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

Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday 22 March 2017 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 in Penola on Wednesday 5 April 2017.




For further information please contact:

Steve Chapple, Director Development Services
Email:                      swc@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:              (08) 8733 0900 or 0427 946 783


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