What’s on in Youth Week?

Published on 29 March 2022

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Action-packed program for Uralla Shire

Ever wanted to try barefoot bowls? Is laser tag your passion? Would you like the skills to become a lifeguard? 

Book into one of the many free events happening this Youth Week, which runs from 4 – 12 April 2022. 

Other activities designed for the 12 -24 year-old age group include a smartphone photography workshop and a skating and ten pin bowling day at Armidale Sport and Recreation Centre. 

Mayor Robert Bell will also be hosting a working lunch and youth forum in Uralla Shire Council Chambers. Invitations to this event are being co-ordinated with local schools. 

“I am keen to hear the thoughts and ideas of young people living in the Shire,” said Mayor Robert Bell.  

“I hope that young people will also make the most of this opportunity to take part in the range of exciting events that are planned. It’s a great chance to learn new skills, make new friends, as well as just have a fun day out in the upcoming school holidays,” Mayor Bell said. 

All events and activities will be fully supervised and catered for and where necessary transport provided. Numbers are limited. Bookings for these events are required by 4 April:

  • Tuesday 5 April – Community Lifesaver Course 
  • Thursday 7 April – Mayor’s combined luncheon and youth forum 
  • Saturday 9 April – Skating and Ten Pin Bowling
  • Monday 11 April – Tamworth Laser Tag
  • Tuesday 12 April – Smartphone photography workshop 
  • Wednesday 13 April – Barefoot Bowls

The program of events is co-ordinated by Uralla Shire Council and is funded through the NSW Government’s Youth Week initiative. 

Activities for younger children (aged 10+) will also take place in the library during Youth Week, to coincide with the Easter school holidays:

  • Tuesday 19 April: 11am – 12pm Earthquake Experience
  • Wednesday 20 April:  1pm – 3pm  Movie The Five (PG) 
  • Thursday 21 April:  2pm – 3.30pm Giant games – giant chess, Jenga, Dominoes, Connect Four

“Activities are designed for young people with a connection with the Uralla Shire,” said Director of Community Services, Christine Valencius.

“You might live in the Shire, you might go to school or work in the Shire, or you might be having an Easter holiday with your grandparents,” Ms Valencius said.

Contact Uralla Shire Library on 6778 6470 for more information. 



For media enquiries, please contact: 
Heidi McElnea, Communications Officer
hmcelnea@uralla.nsw.gov.au | 0407 448 532