Scenic Rim Youth Week activities to feature Ninja Challenge

NINJA WARRIOR: Free activities to celebrate Youth Week in the Scenic Rim.

NINJA WARRIOR: Free activities to celebrate Youth Week in the Scenic Rim.

THE Scenic Rim was among 20 organisations and councils across Queensland to receive a share in $40,000 worth of grants for activities celebrating the boundless spirit of young Queenslanders during Queensland Youth Week from April 3 to14.

Council activities promise to provide exciting activities for young people aged 12 to 25.

Youth Minister Di Farmer said Queensland Youth Week activities celebrated youth culture with a myriad of activities, events and projects run by successful grant applicants, local governments and community organisations.

"I am thrilled with the response we received from organisations across the state, with 125 applications received," she said.

"Being a part of these local community events is a way for young Queenslanders to experience a sense of belonging and express their thoughts and opinions on the issues important to them.

"Queensland Youth Week is a time for our young people to shine, and for us to celebrate the positive contributions they make each and every day to our community."

Scenic Rim regional Council said Youth Week celebrations in the region would hit thrilling highs with the Extreme Ninja Challenge coming to Beaudesert, Tamborine Mountain and Boonah during the Easter school holidays.

A council spokesperson said competitors would be able to test their speed and agility on the 28-metre inflatable Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, with a 14-metre junior ninja course also available for under-12s and high-octane virtual reality fun for all ages.

Mayor Greg Christensen said Youth Week was a great time to celebrate the positive contributions young people make within the Scenic Rim.

"These young people are the future of our communities and we want to support them by celebrating their boundless energy, which is fitting with the 2019 Queensland Youth Week theme of Unlimited," he said.

"We look forward to encouraging them to look at how they can be part of the social, economic and cultural life of their community."

Council said the Ninja Warrior Challenges would take place from 9am to 1pm on the following days and locations:

  • Monday,  April 8 at Jubilee Park, Beaudesert
  • Wednesday, April 10 at Geissmann Oval, Tamborine Mountain
  • Friday, April 12 at Coronation Park, Boonah

At Beaudesert and Boonah, a spokesperson said young people would able to fly in the Air Force's F18 Super Hornet simulator. They could also have a turn flying a PC-21 aircraft or try their air traffic control skills inside a simulated control tower with serving RAAF personnel on hand to answer questions.

At Tamborine Mountain, young people could get behind the wheel in a driving simulator.

The free events will include a barbecue lunch with other food and drinks available for purchase.

Scenic Rim's Youth Week activities were funded with support from the Queensland government.