Territory Labor Government has invested in over 400 activities for children,
young people and families throughout the Territory in the upcoming school
holidays (1-19 July).
The July school holiday program provides young
Territorians with a great opportunity to experience new sports, get creative
through art and craft activities, and go on excursions.
Highlights of the July school holiday program:
- Darwin has over 90 diverse engaging activities
including laser-tag and Late Friday Nights at the Shak which will be delivered
in collaboration with GPT Group. An accessible 3x3 basketball game has been
developed and will be delivered at Lake Leanyer. All the YMCA Darwin
pools will include pool parties, competitions and BBQs.
- Alice Springs has over 110 activities including the Geek in Residence, special
Territory Day celebrations, basketball, drop-in centre social and recreational
activities, arts, games and digital art, exhibitions, sports clinics, movies,
rock wall, crafts, and disco.
- Tennant Creek has over 50 activities including circus workshops featuring the Amazing
Miss Debbie and Kids Fun Biz, basketball, drop-in centre recreational
activities, snack and chat youth week sessions, NAIDOC celebrations, disco, and
arts and craft.
- Katherine has
over 80 fun activities including arts, gaming,
movies, drop in centre and sports.
- Palmerston has over 80 activities
including drop-in sports and evening events, segway excursions, dancing,
breakfast and chill out mornings, movie marathons, fitness and theatre
activities, gaming and a street party. The
City of Palmerston with the support of the Territory Government will be hosting
the first ever Palmerston Youth Festival from 13-20 July, to coincide with the
July School Holidays. This is a commitment made by the Territory Government, as
part of the Breaking the Cycle of Youth Crime in Palmerston initiative
announced last year. The festival will host nine free events over eight days to
encourage youth participation and community engagement.
- East Arnhem has multiple activities in communities across the Gove
Peninsula including sport and rec, movies, youth and community BBQ, and a disco.
Most events or activities are free. Visit the website www.youth.nt.gov.au
and download a calendar of events to find out what is on in your area and for
more information. You can also keep up to date with events by following ‘Youth
NT’ on Facebook.
Quotes from Minister for Territory Families, Dale Wakefield
“The Territory Labor Government is investing in
over 400 activities across the Territory over three weeks for the July school
holiday. Keeping our children and young people busy and engaged in educational
and fun activities is a great way to build thriving and safer communities.
“The activities that we have on offer across the
Territory for the school holidays will also give at-risk young people a safe
space to hang out together.
“We are proudly supporting and funding local
organisations, community groups, businesses and local government to run youth
engagement activities during school holidays.”
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