Featured / Community / Education / Sport / 2nd May 2023
School holidays finish with flying colours
From National Park tours to candle-making classes, there was no shortage of activities to choose from this school holidays.
To celebrate NSW National Youth Week, Warrumbungle Shire Council hosted a variety of workshops and events throughout April.
According to Manager of Children’s and Community Services, Ngaire Stevens, the program was a “huge success” with over 250 young people taking part.
“The Colour Run and barbecue in Coonabarabran on Friday 21 April was a huge hit and 70 kilograms of coloured chalk was also delivered to Coolah Central School and Mendooran Central School for their Colour Runs.”
“Crafts, cooking and candle making were also on offer at the Coonabarabran Youth Drop, including decorating T-shirts and Hoodies for Youth Homelessness Awareness Day.”
Meanwhile, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service saw a record number of sold out tours over the school holiday period, with Walk on the Wild Side nature tours and Astronomy tours proving particularly popular.
Continuing the Youth Week celebrations, a touch football gala day will be held on Tuesday, 9 May at Mendooran Oval to encourage community involvement and strengthen the connection between youth, teachers and police. Police v Youth v Teachers has been run in Mendooran for the past 10 years.
Click to view our full gallery of Autumn school holiday activities across the region.