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Broome kids have a blast at ‘Our Block Rocks’ event

Published: October 03, 2023 10:51am

Broome PCYC hosted September’s ‘Our Block Rocks’ event, organised by BroomeCircle, whose purpose is to build a stronger and more inclusive community through connecting people and services. The initiative was started to invigorate the town's local parks and public spaces. Agencies, including Headspace Broome, Shire of Broome, Parenting Connection WA, National Wellbeing Alliance, HelpingMinds and Broome Youth and Families Hub also participated.

It was all smiles at the community event, with 85 young people in attendance enjoying a range of fun activities in the sunshine. Face painting and haircuts were on the menu, resulting in beautiful purple hearts, bejewelled blue wings and fresh new hairdos being proudly displayed throughout the day. Water activities, including the slip n’ slide, were another big hit for the children, as well as playing with giant bubble wands and joining in the Blue LightRoller Disco.

Fremantle Dockers players Sam Switkowski and Bailey Banfield, also a local hero, were the surprise guests of the day. The football stars stirred a lot of excitement as they met with kids and joined in some of the traditional Indigenous games.

A big thank you to Broome Circle for organising this event, and to participating agencies for assisting in nurturing positive relationships between young people and their community.