Keiron and Seth Simpson tuck-in to lunch at the Ululah Youth Week event.
Keiron and Seth Simpson tuck-in to lunch at the Ululah Youth Week event.

National Youth Week kicks off with fun activities for kids

MARYBOROUGH kids kicked off National Youth Week with fun activities from mosaic-making to rock-climbing.

The event was a joint effort with Youth Justice's Tracey Bell, Freedom Social Justice's Sue Pleming and Casey Taylor from Red Cross, and organisers say it was such a great success that they are already looking forward to doing it again next year.

(From left) Lilyana and Skye Standley with friends Sophie and Hannah Pailthorpe at Ululah Park.
(From left) Lilyana and Skye Standley with friends Sophie and Hannah Pailthorpe at Ululah Park. Hayden Johnson

More than 2000 kids and their families joined in the fun and a free barbecue at Ululah Park yesterday.

Ms Pleming said the event allowed social services on the Fraser Coast to engage with youths.

"It's about doing something for the kids and giving them something to do," she said.

"Events like this are also a great way to engage and connect with them."

A skate park competition saw medallions distributed to those with the best stunts.



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