Pinjarra’s Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest draws hundreds


Thirty young people took part in the Urban Art Street Sesh.
Thirty young people took part in the Urban Art Street Sesh.

HUNDREDS of people made their way to Pinjarra Skate Park, lured by the activities on offer at the 2017 Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Fest.

The Freestyle Now Skate, Scooter and BMX competition was a major draw card for festivalgoers and saw participants compete in round six of the WA Skate Park Series across BMX, skateboard, scooter in beginner, intermediate and open classes.

Many of the finalists were Murray residents.

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Graphite Crew ran the Urban Art Street Sesh and led 30 youth on a journey of aerosol art design, resulting in elaborately decorated skateboard decks that participants were able to take away after the session.

For the adrenaline junkies in the crowd, the Radrock activities including the bungee trampoline, climbing wall and bouncy obstacle course did not disappoint.

Laser Tag was another highlight.

Youth support services including Homestead for Youth and GP Down South were on hand to raise awareness of their support services and younger attendees had their faces painted.

Shire President Maree Raid said the youth fest continued to go from strength to strength.

“We delighted with its popularity among our younger residents who have been very supportive of our growing youth portfolio, which now enters into its Term One School Holiday phase,” she said.

North Pinjarra youth aged 11 to 17 can attend a Youth Day at North Pinjarra Community Hall on Wednesday 19 April.

Youth aged 11to 17 from the wider Murray area are invited to the myDayOut excursion to Rockingham for a movie and a swim at Aqua Jetty on Thursday, April 20.

Registration for the Fairbridge Village and myDayOut events is essential.

To register, contact Trick Cole on 9531 7777 or emailmailbag@murray.wa.gov.au