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Tuesday, 11 January 2022 - 4:30pm
Changes to Youth School Holiday Activities

Council is keeping young people and communities across the Shire safe with changes to upcoming Youth School Holiday Activities.

In the ever-changing landscape of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Council’s Youth Development Team have made some changes to the scheduled School Holiday Activities in January to ensure local young people have safe opportunities for social connection and fun.

The updated schedule aims to reduce time spent indoors and will no longer include activities in Geelong and Ballarat that involve bus travel. Activities will be offered over the next two weeks, with young people aged 12 to 18 years encouraged to attend. The free activities will cater to the diverse interests and needs of young people, while focusing on the importance of connection and personal development.

The updated School Holiday Activities available in January are:

  • Wednesday 19 January – Challenge Laser Tag in Haddon
  • Thursday 20 January – Pop-Up Outdoor Activations in Rokewood and Dereel 
  • Friday 21 January – Movie Day at the Bannockburn Youth Space
  • Monday 24 January – Podcasting 101 at Bannockburn Youth Space
  • Tuesday 25 January – Skate and Scoot Clinic at Smythesdale Skate Park
  • Thursday 27 January – Skate and Scoot Clinic at Bannockburn Skate Park
  • Friday 28 January - Pop-Up Outdoor Activations in Teesdale and Inverleigh 

The Pop-Up Outdoor Activations to occur around the Shire will be supervised by Council’s Youth Development Team and will include a free BBQ with games, music and giveaways. The Activations will be at Rokewood Recreation Reserve and Skate Park from 11am to 12.30pm and at Dereel Skate Park and Playground from 1.30 to 3pm on Thursday 20 January; and at Teesdale Turtle Bend from 11am to 12.30pm and Yerram Yaluk Bun Park, Inverleigh from 1.30 to 3pm on Friday 28 January.

Council’s Bannockburn Youth Space at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre, 27 High Street, Bannockburn, will also be operational during the school holiday period, with young people aged 12 to 18 years welcome to drop in from 2 to 5pm on Mondays 17 and 24 January, 2022. The Youth Space will be supervised by Council’s Youth Development Staff, providing a place to catch up and meet new people, while offering a range of activities, music and healthy food and drinks.

Those who have already registered for an activity will be contacted by the Youth Development Team or the YMCA if they had registered for the Skate and Scoot Clinic scheduled for Tuesday 18 January.

Registration is required for all activities. To register or find out more information, contact Council’s Youth Team at 5220 7111 or [email protected].

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Golden Plains Shire spans the Traditional lands of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar people. Council acknowledges them as the traditional Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders and Eastern Maar Elders past, present and emerging. Council extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ppeople who are part of Golden Plains Shire.