Who’s up for a reno?

Renovations are underway at Seven Up Youth Centre on Nelson Street as Kate Cross, Brittany Poke, Adam Wilson, Amanda Taylor and Anna Kay help to put in new carpet, walls and windows in time for its reopening in 2016. 

Youth. Seven Up Youth Centre’s revamp is coming along splendidly, with youth at the forefront of the decision making and action taking.

As the centre prepares to open its doors for its official after-school program, youth will be welcomed with a new look, new feel building.

Works over the school holidays have included: new carpets, walls and windows.

Rural Health youth and community development team leader Kate Cross said the working bees have seen a start to the blackboard wall being painted.

“A lot of the students or young people (who visit the centre) when we were consulting with them, just wanted a space where they could write their own message, a place to be creative.”

Chalk will give young people the freedom to scrawl their message or art in a temporary way while another platform will allow for a more permanent fixture.

“We’ve also taken down a divider wall so it’s much more open and a mural will start very soon,” Ms Cross said.

“That’s going to be student directed, we’re really leaving it open to the youth – and there’s more exciting things to come.”

Seven Up Youth Centre resumes on Thursday February 9 from 3-5pm and will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the school term, for grades seven to 12.

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