The Base @ Belmont Youth Committee has worked tirelessly and independently over the past month to organise the Fab Fun Day Out – a free, all ages event as part of National Youth Week, which will take place on Saturday 8th April from 12-3pm at Faulkner Park.
With this year’s theme of ‘eco futures’ for National Youth Week in mind, the Youth Committee have been involved in every aspect of the project and have focused on incorporating sustainability and cultural diversity into the day.
“We’ve got Urban Indigenous coming in to facilitate the art mural, it will be eight trestle tables long and it will be a pre-drawn canvas so anyone walking past on the day can contribute to the dot art,” Youth Service Coordinator Laura Dunlop explained.
“They’ll also being sharing Aboriginal stories because some of our young people on the Youth Committee are Aboriginal and they wanted part of their culture to be represented.”
The list of activations goes on; the young people have also organised a free BBQ, fairy floss and bottled water for attendees, while there’ll be live music provided by Music Rocks for all patrons to listen to and even have a go on the deck.
“Scitech are going to come and do two shows at the event, the Eco Faeries are going to come too which is great because it fits in with the theme; they’ll be doing art workshops for all ages using recyclable and sustainable materials, and will make terrariums so that will be really cool,” Laura said.
“The young people wanted it to be a fun day out for families so they’ve got inflatables, a bungee run, slam dunk basketball, a bucking bull and an obstacle course which will be really cool for the teenagers.”
As well as the entertainment on offer, interactive information stalls will be present for Hepatitis WA and the Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project on behalf of the Youth Affairs Council of WA, to provide assistance on blood-borne viruses, STI’s, STD’s and healthy relationships.
There will be a pop-up library and Hepatitis WA will be doing henna art, as well as there being a chill out zone for young people to hang out on bean bags and find out more about the services The Base offers.
The event is able to be free of charge courtesy of the City of Belmont’s partnership with The Base; which aims to provide young people with access to highly trained and qualified youth workers, innovative programs and interesting activities in a supportive, safe and youth-friendly space.
“It’s been great to see how over the moon the young people have felt having their voices heard and feeling listened to while they planned the event,” Laura said.
People of all ages are encouraged to come to Faulkner Park between 12-3pm on Saturday 8th April for the fantastic, fun-filled afternoon.