Hurdle in the Hills: local youth overcoming obstacles

Participants at the Hurdle in the Hills event.
Participants at the Hurdle in the Hills event.

TO celebrate National Youth Week the Shire of Kalamunda hosted a Hurdle in the Hills event at which young people and their families used their brainpower, muscle power and willpower to tackle 12 hurdles scattered around Fleming Reserve in High Wycombe.

The Amazing Race-style obstacle course tested young people’s ability to move through a series of physical, mental and artistic hurdles, including a 15-minute art stop shop, bungee run, jungle climb, giant inflatable obstacle course, carnival games, and a yoga and meditation zone.

The course was designed to boost resilience and confidence with each hurdle linked to an essential life skill.

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Hurdle in the Hills was supported by the Department of Local Government and Communities and organised by local young people with the Shire of Kalamunda’s youth team.