Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Get involved in Come and Try Day

Young people and families were urged today by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Larry Anthony, to Come and Try and get involved in their local communities this Saturday, 13 April.

“This is the first year Come and Try Day has been held nationally and is a part of the National Youth Week activities. The Day will give all young Australians the chance to have a go at an activity they may not have tried before.

“The day will involve a wide variety of activities that will help young people to develop their skills, talent and self confidence. It will also highlight the important contribution community organisations make to local young people.

“Activities range from First Aid demonstrations by St John Ambulance, practical displays on building a Burma bridge, to activities organised across the country by the Australian Defence Force.

“It is also great to see the Red Cross, Girl Guides and Scouts, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards, YMCA and YWCA groups and the State and Territory Government agencies and local councils supporting the day.

“By being involved in activities such as youth and music festivals, various sports, information workshops and skill development activities, young people can have fun while also learning skills that will stay with them throughout their lives.

“We all have a responsibility to help provide opportunities for young people to develop their talents, participate successfully in the community and become independent.

“Tomorrow’s success starts now, so get involved in Come and Try Day,” Mr Anthony said.

To find out about activities in your local area, and to win great prizes in the Come and Try Day Win Free Stuff competition, go to National Youth Week website and look for the link to National Come and Try Day.