Young locals invited to attend skateboard building workshop

A free skateboard building workshop will be held at Woy Woy over the next six weeks as part of Council’s celebration of #NSWYouthWeek.

The workshop will run every Wednesday from April 7 to May 12 and will only be available to locals aged between 12 and 18.

Over the six-week program, attendees will be guided on how to build a skateboard and create artwork for a new custom deck that they get to keep.

Once the skateboards are built, participants will take part in a free skills development workshop with Slam Factory at Umina Skate Park on May 12, to test run their new boards and develop their riding skills.

Participants must be available to attend each of the workshops in order to complete the program.

For those more creatively or musically inclined, a range of other events are available throughout April in celebration of Youth Week.

In a media release issued in early April, Council Director of Connected Communities, Julie Vaughan, said Council had collaborated with local young people and youth service providers to help create the range of events.

“Youth Week is a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on the contribution young people make to our community and allow for their voices to be heard,” Vaughan said.

“What makes Youth Week unique is events are organised for young people, by young people, which helps build lifelong skills that assist with future employment opportunities, while simultaneously ensuring events on offer are what young people want and need.”

More information about the skateboarding program and Youth Week can be found on the Council’s website.

Maisy Rae