ON 17 February, from 10am to 1pm, UP&UP will hold the first of three Snak N Rap events at Mallabula Skate Park, Tilligerry.
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Snak N Rap events have been held in the Port Stephens area for several years.
They are events designed to engage young people in youth friendly community spaces, such as skate parks.
UP&UP Team Member, Jamie Brewster said, “The aim of this program is to educate the community about litter reduction and reduce the instances of litter at each event location.”
“More specifically, UP&UP will be talking to young people about the importance of keeping youth spaces litter free.
At the same time, Snak N Rap events are about young people getting together, being creative, having fun, and connecting with other young people and the wider community.”
In conjunction with the three Snak N Rap events being held at the Mallabula Skate Park, UP&UP will be facilitating three, 2-hour workshops at local schools.
During these workshops, UP&UP youth workers will talk with the students about the Snak N Rap events, and use a creative activity to get students thoughts about how the community can best get a message across about keeping their skate parks litter free.
The students will be guided to produce a message or slogan about keeping the skate park clean.
The message will then be converted into a stencil to be used to put on artworks at the next Snak N Rap event or made into stickers.
At each Snak N Rap there will be music from DJ KiDReam from Newcastle Scratch Academy, spray painting and art activities by team UP&UP, free food by Tilligerry Lions Club, and the all important ‘rap’ or community conversation led by Shane (Tunz) from UP&UP.
Mr Brewster told News Of The Area, “The recent series of Snak N Rap events at Medowie were very successful and it was clear the community wanted more of this type of events.”
This series of Snak N Raps is being supported by Port Stephens Council and is a NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.
The second Mallabula Snak N Rap event will be held on Sunday 17 March.
For more information, please contact Faith from UP&UP at email@example.com or 0437 888 860.
By Kelly MAY