Youth set for an adventurous holiday

Brooke RolfeSouth Western Times
Senior officer of international relations Carol McDowall, Bunbury Multicultural Group chairperson Saswati Pal and community development officer Silvana Garwood prepare for a full schedule of holiday activities this week.
Camera IconSenior officer of international relations Carol McDowall, Bunbury Multicultural Group chairperson Saswati Pal and community development officer Silvana Garwood prepare for a full schedule of holiday activities this week. Credit: Brooke Rolfe

Bunbury’s youth have access to a more adventurous variety of school holiday activities this year, with the Bunbury City Council ramping up its schedule for kids aged 10-17.

The program is set to kick off today with a photography workshop at The Photography Boutique, where participants will be given some exclusive tips for their entry in the council’s Cultural Exchange Photo Contest.

With three categories in the competition; open, youth and digital explorers, participants can enter up to once a day until April 30 for their chance to get their hands on one of the “impressive” prizes which include return tickets to Tokyo, plus three nights’ accommodation and a Japanese photography workshop.

There are also camera accessories to the value of $500 up for grabs for the second place-getter and the third place recipient will receive $250 worth of equipment.

Senior international relations officer Carol McDowall said as well as encouraging people to think about what their culture meant to them, the competition would help to “showcase the incredible diversity in the Bunbury community”.

Entrants are encouraged to capture something unique to their own experience of Bunbury and Mrs McDowall said this could even be done on a smartphone.

The adventure will continue tomorrow with bubble soccer and archery games at Hay Park, followed by a day of beach activities at Meelup on Thursday and abseiling and caving at Boranup Forest on Friday.

Activities cost $25 each, which includes lunch, and can be registered for via the Bunbury City Council website.

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