YOUTH workers are running skate clinics at local schools to promote the City of Gosnells’ numerous skate facilities.
The clinics were trialled last year at schools near the City’s four skate parks in Beckenham, Gosnells, Maddington and Thornlie.
This year, in-school skate clinics were held at Ashburton Drive Primary School, Brookman Primary School and East Maddington Primary School, while a fourth clinic will be held later this term at Thornlie Primary School.
The City’s Roll On Skate Series began in September and involves clinics and competitions held across the City until May 2018.
Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said last year’s trial resulted in a huge increase in attendance at the City’s skate parks.
“Learning about skateboarding is a heap of fun and it benefits our younger residents by promoting an active lifestyle and boosting confidence,” he said.
“What’s really exciting is that simply learning to skate can encourage children to be more involved in their community and community events, now and as young adults.”
For information about the City’s skate parks and skate events, visit the City of Gosnells youth website www.thehive.net.au or call 9397 3000.