Teen activities to beat the winter blues

Young people in Hume
Many young people from across Hume will soon spend an afternoon at Circus Oz, as part of Hume City Council’s teenage holiday program.

The visit to the all-human show will enable teenagers to watch acrobatics and aerial antics, with plenty of laughs and great music.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, said Council’s youth services team had organised a variety of activities for the winter school break.

“The last week of June and the first week of July are set to be exciting for the young people of Hume,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“Council has prepared a day at the paintball centre in Sunbury, where teenagers can don camouflage costumes and work in teams as they undertake thrilling challenges.

“Another energetic day will involve a visit to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, which accommodates water slides and a wave pool, and is perfect for anyone who wants to splash around.

“Hume has also arranged for a bus to transport young people to the Melbourne Museum, so they can experience an exhibition that’s based on the Jurassic World movie.

“Many teenagers are fascinated by dinosaurs, and this visit will assist people to immerse themselves in scenes that have been motivated by the cinema blockbuster.

“Our holiday schedule also includes a soccer tournament for teenagers who love the round-ball game, and teams of seven players will take to the field in what should demonstrate real community spirit.”

Hume City Council’s Craigieburn Youth Theatre is set to perform a live theatre show for teenagers as part of the holiday program, using a special script that the group’s participants have created and fine-tuned.

The presentation will take place at 6pm on Thursday 30 June 2016, at the Hume Global Learning Centre – Craigieburn.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said teenagers with an interest in live music would be in for a treat this winter.

“The Hume Battle of the Bands will bring together musicians from across the municipality, and the competition shall showcase some amazing talent,” she said.

“Sydonia will perform as part of the night, scheduled for Saturday 25 June 2016 at the Craigieburn Youth Centre.”

Participants in the winter holiday program are aged between 12 and 17 years, and activities are either free or at a heavily discounted price.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said the Hume events offered many benefits to local young people.

“We’ve run these sorts of activities for many years, and they are a terrific way for Hume’s youth to get together and experience something different,” she said.

“Many people have made good friends through Hume’s teenage holiday program, and the winter events are a useful way to forget about Melbourne’s chilly weather.”

For further information about Hume City Council’s teenage holiday activities, visit www.hume.vic.gov.au/youthservices or call 03 9205 2556.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 14 June 2016

Updated : 10:21 AM, 15 June 2016

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