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Youth centre keeps kids busy during the school break

Orange’s Youth Centre is open every weekday of the school holidays with a range of free or low cost activities for Orange’s school students.

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the centre, in Garema Road, would open between 11am and 5pm July 8 to July 19.

“There’s so many activities on in Orange for school kids this coming break but some activities may be out of the price range for some families,” Cr Kidd.

Kids enjoying activities at the Youth Centre.

Kids enjoying activities at the Youth Centre.

“So to make sure all kids have the opportunity to relieve that school holiday boredom, in constructive ways, Orange City Council’s youth development team has worked hard to come up with a range of activities for all students.”

Orange City Council’s Services Policy Committee Chair Stephen Nugent said many of the activities were made possible thanks to a donation from Newcrest Mining Cadia Valley Operations.

“Activities include movie nights, barbecues, digging in the vegie garden, art and craft, cooking and a disco,” Cr Nugent said.

“All school-aged kids are welcome to come along. It’s a great opportunity for students to meet others from different schools as well as get some hands on life-skills while they have a great time.”


Monday 8 July

Youth Centre vegie and garden bed planting.

Barbecue lunch

Tuesday 9 July

Pizza making 12pm – 2pm

Wednesday 10 July

A variety of art and craft projects on offer

Thursday 11 July

Wii Sports competition day

5:30 – 7:00pm Primary school aged students’ movie night

Friday 12 July

Board games

6:00 – 9:00pm Secondary school students’ movie night

Monday 15 July

Disco day

Tuesday 16 July

Sweet treats – cooking tasty sweets

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (17, 18, 19 July)

Centre will be open no scheduled activities.

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