Fri 25 May 2018

Who are you?

The theme was “Be who you want to be” and students did just that at WITT during Youth Week.

In celebration of Youth Week students invited staff and students of all ages to arrive at WITT as who they wanted to be.

And on Wednesday, about 120 came as film stars, snipers in camouflage and punks, among other things.

“This was an event that Youth Guarantee supported youth to run for Youth Week” explained  Youth Guarantee Support Co-ordinator Joanah Phillips.

“We had a group of youth who led this from coming up with the idea and how they wanted to run it, we applied for some funding through Ara Taiohi (National Youth Workers Association) and WITT Youth Guarantee also provided help to cover the photo booth, pizza and prizes.

“Leo Spranger, who came as Danny from Grease, had the idea and worked hard all the way through - and Jackie Brown and Kayla Brill also did a lot of work.”

Youth Week began on May 17 and runs to May 29.

The annual event began in Canada in 1995 and is now held each May as a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of young people.

Events are designed to encourage young people to take on challenges, share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of being young. The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people.

 

Caption: Students, from left, Savannah Vercoe-Smart, Jordan Wilson and Claire Lucas pose for the Flashmob camera this week at WITT. Pictured supplied by Flashmob - www.facebook.com/FlashMobTaranaki/