Gosnells abuzz


Skater Harry Clark with youth workers Josh McMahen and Melissa Hutchins.
Picture: Jon Hewson         www.communitypix.com.au   d450784
Skater Harry Clark with youth workers Josh McMahen and Melissa Hutchins. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d450784

As part of National Youth Week, guys and girls aged 12-17 in the City of Gosnells have been discovering what sparks their creativity, what inspires them and what motivates them in life.

As part of the Buzz Mentor program, these local young people have focused on influential men and women who embody a positive message and made a difference in the world.

Their ideas have been painted on to boards and canvases and will be displayed at the city’s National Youth Week event to be held at Thornlie Skate Park, as well as the adjacent Thornlie Library and Leisure World on April 9.

City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said it was important for youth to discover their passion.

“Knowing what sparks your imagination is a great step towards setting career paths and life goals,” the mayor said.

“This project has given these young people an opportunity to find out what makes them tick, while learning from others how a person’s inner-drive can really change the world.”

The National Youth Week event runs from 2pm to 6pm and the city will also host a skate, scooter and BMX competition and live band performances, as well as a range of amusements and workshops, free sausage sizzle, plus heaps of great prizes and giveaways.

To find out more, call 9397 3131 or visit the city’s youth website at www.thehive.net.au.