Young people at Stratton Edge Youth Centre had a blast with school holiday fun this Christmas period.

Rise ran lots of incursions and excursions to keep the youths entertained over the summer break.

School holiday fun

At Stratton Edge, all sorts of activities are run – from arts and crafts, to grid iron and trips to Perth water parks.

The holidays kicked off wit an introduction to Grid Iron. Run by the Swan City Titans, the young people got to learn about the American sport, with safety gear of course!

Youth worker Jackie said the session was a huge hit.

The young people who stood back cautiously to watch were soon in the thick of it enjoying the American sport whilst learning a few new skills. The Titans supplied pizzas and cans of soft drink which went down a treat after all the hard work.

Next up was some crafty sessions, with Christmas stocking decorating and a clay workshop. The young people made a range of figurines, including a character from Star Wars! The year finished off with a trip to Kalamunda Water Park and subway to fill hungry bellies after all that slide riding!

Starting 2018 with a bang

The New Year started with a colour run! A team from C3 Youth ran activities with holi powder and water balloons. The day also involved British bulldogs and water bomb battleships, which was a great relief on a stinking hot day.

Youth worker Caius said the young people all joined in the well-run day.

The young people had an amazing time and by the end of it, everyone was covered in rainbow colours from top to toe.

Next on the list was a pool competition safely inside the youth centre away from the hot sun. The winner won a $50 movie voucher and was able to take his dad to see the new Star Wars movie! On another hot day the young people enjoyed a motor bike racing comp on the PS4.

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Youth van gets a workout

The highlight for or youth team is always being able to take the youths to fun activities around Perth. In January they packed up the youth bus to visit Bounce, skate parks and the new slides at Cockburn ARC.

At Bounce they got a chance to wear themselves out on the trampolines before fueling up at Subway and showing off their scooter skills at Belmont Skate Park.

The water slides at the new aquatic and recreation facilities in Cockburn got the tick of approval from the young people. Caius was brave enough to join one of the youth on the biggest slide.

One of the water slides, called “The Rocket”, was the fastest and scariest one at the aquatic centre so we decided to go for it. The young person enjoyed the experience very much and said it was scary and thrilling at the same time.

The school holidays ended with a trip to Hogs Breathe in Midland before watching Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. What a great way to end the school holidays!

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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.