Meghan Haines, one of the organisers of Youth Week.
Meghan Haines, one of the organisers of Youth Week.

It?s party time for Valley youth



THERE weren't enough parties around Grafton last year Meghan Haines reckons ? so the McAuley Catholic College student decided to change all that by helping organise a whole week of them.

If the last few months of weekly meetings weren't enough for the Year 10 student, Meghan will be flat out this week as one of the key student organisers of Youth Week.

When she was approached late last year to get involved Meghan jumped at the chance.

"I just think there aren't enough youth parties and events in Grafton," she said. "I went to one last year (the Sound Off party) and it was really good and everyone who went seemed to have a great time so I thought there should be more of them."

Meghan has been meeting with a core group of about 10 student representatives from McAuley Catholic College, Grafton High School and South Grafton High School to bring the necessary ingredient to a successfully planned youth week event ? youth.

She said the group had gelled well together and had major input into how events like the battle of the bands and the dance workshops would be staged.

She was pleased the adults who were overseeing the group had made an effort to include the students in some of the major decision-making processes during the week's planning stages.



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