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This special week has everything

A rock concert, a virtual reality Minecraft workshop, street sports contests and a mixing desk class are just a few of the events set to make this year’s Youth Week the most interesting and diverse yet.

Activities, which also include a poetry competition and free access to Campbelltown Council fitness facilities for the week, kicked off yesterday, and will run until April 18.

They are aimed at young people aged between and 25 years.

“There’s plenty to do in Campbelltown during Youth Week, with a full program of activities that will appeal to a wide range of age groups and interests,” says Mayor George Brticevic.

“Whether you’re into sport, art, music, gaming or food, it’s got that right mix of creativity and health and fitness for young people,” he said.

“An emphasis on good mental health is also a message we have put high on the agenda,” he said.

At Skate ‘n’ Slam, professional skaters Aimee Massie and Noah Fuzzi, pictured above, will show off their skills at a skateboarding competition hosted by Totem Skateboarding from 12pm-3pm thisn Saturday, April 13 at Macquarie Fields Skate Park.

While next to it on the basketball courts, Youth off the Streets hosts a 3X3 basketball tournament with prizes to be won

Guzman Y Gomez Macarthur Square will be serving up burritos for all young people there on the day.

Included in the numerous classes and workshops young people can sign up for, is one to learn how to mix and record music in your own home on a budget, with the guidance of an industry professional, 4pm-6pm on Monday, April 15, at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Learn the art of taking a brilliant photograph on your phone, with lessons from a professional photography tutor teaching focus, framing, understanding light, exposure and composition, on Wednesday, April 17 also at the Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Sunset Sounds – Rock Edition will showcase four young up-and-coming bands and will be headlined by local prog rockers Gravity Stone at the Campbelltown Arts Centre this Friday from 6pm. Tickets are $5 an can be purchased online. Everyone with a ticket gets a burrito on the night.

Macarthur Diversity Services initiative will host a Talent Showcase from 11am-2pm on Wednesday, April 17, at Airds Bradbury Central.

Other attractions include:

  • An artistic portrait workshop – 4.30pm-7pm today, Thursday, April 11, at Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • A dungeon master gaming training session – 5.30pm-9pm on Friday, April 12, at Gametraders Macarthur Square
  • The Headspace youth fitness challenge – 5pm-7.30pm today at Waminda Oval
  • A cupcake decorating class – 2pm-4pm on Tuesday, April 16, at Glenquarie Library
  • The No Filter # 1 art workshop – 10am-2pm on Monday, 15 April, at Campbelltown Arts Centre
  • A non-contact social AFL game and barbecue – 11am-2pm on Wednesday, April 17, at Monarch Oval.

Bookings are essential and positions are filling fast. Go to www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn/YouthWeek

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