This year’s WA Youth Week theme is “Illuminate – Djoondal Djoomba”. This theme has a double meaning: Illuminate relates to space; time; the future of young people, bringing light to young people, and shining bright, and positive mental health. Djoondal Djoomba was inspired by the ‘Carers of Everything’ Nyoongar Dreamtime story of country, which is about the star woman and spirits coming from darkness to light.

The City of Armadale has lots of exciting initiatives, workshops and features in store for the third Artbeat Youth Fest some of which include:

• Inflatable photo booth
• Henna
• Body/ hair glittering artists
• Table tennis and soccer game tables
• Blender bike “Health yourself wall”
• Soft serve truck
• Ready Steady Kids (games for younger siblings)
• Cultural community canvas piece by Jade Dolman
• Performance by TROOTH music
• A couple of hours of African drumming (interactive)
• DJ Tobias

These, of course, are merely complements to the celebrations, acknowledgement and showcasing the achievements of our local young people, some of which will include:

• The first ever community performance by the Harrisdale SHS choir
• Performances from the Cecil Andrews College band and musicians
• Showcase of the artworks submitted in the PTA competition by local young people
• Showcase of the artwork created based on this year’s theme by the ASHS senior creative arts students.
• Showcase of the award-winning ARC (Armadale Robotics Club – made up of multiple CoA high and primary schools) interactive robots
• A creative display of CoA young people’s aspirations hanging throughout Jull St on the day.