Kids crank up action

THE kids got outside and into the action recently to enjoy events rescheduled from the April 28 Crankfest Xtreme youth festival at Evans Head.

Skate and BMX competitions as well as circus performances and workshops were held to coincide with the school holidays.

"Everyone involved in producing this event were excited about the beautiful weather and the great turnout," Crankfest Xtreme coordinator Catherine O'Halloran said.

"Youth workers from services across the region took advantage of it being during the school holidays and incorporated it into their holiday programs, so we had kids from all over which was great for everyone.

"We were also able to run circus performances and workshops with a really experienced facilitator, Suzi Leigh.

"She showed us how to use circus toys like diablo, slackline and hoola hoops which all seems to be about balancing so it was really engaging for everyone who had a go."

The circus was sponsored by Regional Arts NSW through its Country Arts Support Program.

The event was run by the Crankfest Xtreme working group consisting of Mid Richmond Neighbourhood Centre, The Creative People's Collective and Richmond Valley Council.

The Out the Back Youth service contributed to the events' running and incorporated it into their holiday program.



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