Plantagenet Skate Workshops attract participants from far and wide

Published on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 at 11:30:41 AM

The Shire of Plantagenet’s skate parks were buzzing on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 November with over 36 participants coming from as far as Albany to learn new tricks, jumps and rides with Pip and Ness from RollinYouth.

The 2022 summer skate series kicked off with a workshop at the Kendenup Primary School, teaching 40 students the basics of skate boarding. Heather Fergie, Principal of the Kendenup Primary School said: “It is fantastic to have programs like this come to small schools in regional areas, so that every child gets a fair go. Our students had a brilliant time with the coaches who travelled all the way from Margaret River!

Despite the pouring rain on Friday afternoon, 14 skaters persevered at the Kendenup Skate Park, waiting for a break in the clouds and some dry surfaces to enjoy cool tunes, fresh scones (a big thank you to Val for providing these) and more skate fun.

“The kids had such a great time that some Kendenup participants turned up again on Saturday morning at the Mount Barker workshop!” said Isabelle Draffehn, Shire of Plantagenet Community Development Officer. “On top of the 22 registered skaters, the park was packed with dozens of other riders on scooters, bmx bikes and spectators joining into the fun.”

The event boasted cool tunes, refreshments, and delicious pizzas from the Top Pub for lunch to recharge everyone’s batteries for another round of activities.

Well done Plantagenet!

Head to the Shire’s Image Gallery Albums » Shire of Plantagenet for more photos of the events.

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