Big turn out for Medowie Youth Week celebrations Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Medowie, Ferodale, Campvale by News Of The Area - Modern Media - April 26, 2018 Deputy Mayor Chris Doohan with the team from Up&UP. MEDOWIE Skatepark was a buzz of activity and excitement last weekend as part of Youth Week. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or firstname.lastname@example.org Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE The Youth Week 2018 theme of “Unity through Diversity” rang true, with children of all ages coming together to celebrate. The event was hosted and run by the enthusiastic and dedicated guys at UP&UP, a Newcastle based organisation that works to engage young people and the wider community in creative arts projects, with the aim of promoting self-expression, well-being and more inclusive communities. One of the parents in attendance with children of varying ages was Kaylene Staader, who told News Of The Area, “The kids had a go at spray painting art, decorating an old vinyl record each, and decorating one of the ramps at the skatepark.” “They learnt how to scratch by the DJ, followed by a sausage sizzle.” “They had lots of fun on their scooters and playing basketball and making new friends, it was a great day for the kids of Medowie to come together, we definitely need more events like this,” she said. Bec, Mother of three scooter-mad boys, Told News Of The Area, “It was a fantastic day that was well organised, and kept all the kids engaged.” “Special thanks to the Up&Up staff who interacted with the kids and the Medowie Lions Club for providing lunch.” Jak Hunter a great time, excitedly telling News Of The Area, “Such an amazing day.” “I enjoyed being recorded doing tricks on my scooter and seeing my name on the ramps when we spray painted them with the guys from UP&UP.” Deputy Mayor Chris Doohan was in attendance for the day, and told News Of The Area, “What a fantastic day for the young people and families in our town.” “It was great to see over 100 people joining in.” “I’d love to see more individuals and groups interested in making sure more of this style of event happens more often,” he said. By Rachael VAUGHAN Maddison Coglan, 8, learning the DJ ropes. Harvie Staader, aged 2, trying his hand at spray painting. (left)One of the art stations for young people to personalise a vinyl. (right) The Lions Club of Medowie were on hand to cook lunch for everyone. One of the finishest pieces on the skate ramps, completed by the young people in attendance. Riley Coglan, aged 9, spraying the skate ramps. (left)Harvie and Kobie Staader age 2, learning to scratch with the DJ. (right) A large crowd enjoyed the activities.