Big Day In, big day out

IT was non-stop fun for teenagers in the Lockyer Valley on Saturday.

Organisers estimated 500 kids attended the Big Day In, a mammoth youth event held at the Gatton Sports Centre.

After a head count, it seemed attendance was down by about 100 kids than last year's Big Day In, but given the circumstances of the January flood disaster, that was expected.

Some of the events that youth from the region were able to participate in included the extremely popular rock climbing, giant bubble making activities and graffiti art workshops where kids could express themselves with art.

 Other events included the talent showcase, which kids had to register before the event for acts including a gymnastics routine, singing, leg orchestra and dancing.

There was a great mix of youth from ages 10 to 21 involved in the day, but that was not all for the energetic youthful crowd.

There was a Bungee Fun Run, a jumping castle, mechanical surfing and there was glimmer body art and Henna painting for the younger girls.

Two bands, Montgomery and the Citiyouth Band, rocked the Sports Centre at various times during the day.

Organisers from Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) wished to thank volunteers who helped make the event a success.


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