These school holidays the youths at Stratton Edge Youth Centre enjoyed an action-packed two weeks.

With help from two external agencies, there was fun activities on offer nearly every day.

School holiday fun

During the first week of the holidays, there was go-karting, skating, basketball and pizza! The PCYC Bus also rolled onto the Stratton oval with their party bus, music booming, sumo suits ready for battle and sports equipment.

Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said a full bus load of young people visited Kart World in Belmont.

Let’s just say one of our youth workers thrived, and the other only just survived! Following this we went to the Belmont Skate Park so our young people could work on their tricks for the upcoming Skate Competition.

The young people had some great success landing tricks they had been working on for a long time.

Later that week the Child and Parent Centre were at John Stone Park shooting some hoops with the young people. They also provided a sausage sizzle lunch.

The action continues

Week two of the school holidays was no less fun! Our friends at PCYC and the Child and Parent Centre returned to entertain and wear out the young people with their fun activities. Skye said a group also visited Bounce in Cannington.

There is a very cool ninja zone with a  tricky obstacle course, our young people burnt all their energy bouncing around and absolutely smashing the course. We then went for a Subway lunch and went back to Belmont Skate Park, because no amount of scootering is ever enough!

One of the final activities for the holidays was a Keys for Life Workshop. The full day workshop helps young people get their learner’s permit. Nine young people passed their test and left feeling proud of themselves and ready for the licencing centre.

Rise Youth services

Rise provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.