Our community open day at Stratton Edge this week was a huge success!
An annual event, we throw open the doors at our Stratton Edge Youth Centre, put on all sorts of activities and look forward to meeting members of our local community.
Despite the wintery weather, everyone who came had a great time – and we did too.
The colouring in competition was a huge hit for all ages. Our friend and local artist Lea Taylor, created a beautiful frog for people to colour in, and helped with the judging. The entries were all awesome!
Lea was also available to talk about her art. The mural she created with the young people who attend Stratton Edge Youth Centre was on display for the community to see.
With a little help from our friends
A range of other locals got involved on the day. Our friends at Indigo Junction did some fabulous face painting and John Mogridge from the City of Swan was there with his Aboriginal tools and artefacts.
We had Freestyle Now’s scooter, skateboard and BMX crew to keep the wheel inclined young people busy. The Movida team created a fantastic mural with the help of many creative young artists, and we had the lovely ladies from the City of Swan cooking up a storm at the sausage sizzle station.
WhildFyre, a young band of 13 year olds rocked out with some classic covers and a range of fantastic original songs too.
PCYC brought their skate ramps, as well as the ever-popular sumo suits. They also brought a bouncy castle, but unfortunately it couldn’t cope with the wind and rain. But it didn’t stop us from having fun!
Rise’s Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said;
Thanks to everyone who was involved in making the day happen. It was a huge success, and the young people had a great time
We are already looking forward to next year.
Rise provides a number of services for young people include a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.