MORE than 1000 students filled the Echuca College gym on Tuesday for the Echuca-Moama Youth Expo.
Years eight, nine and 10 attended throughout the day with local schools gathering information and skills from 45 exhibitors.
Campaspe Cohuna Local Learning and Employment Network organiser Cheryl Sweeney said they were ‘‘thrilled’’ with the expo.
‘‘The exhibitors were from youth services and organisations, sporting clubs and community groups and had engaging activities for the students to do,’’ she said.
‘‘Students were engaged with lots of fun activities, including cricket bowling, footy handballing, making stress balls, wrestling and martial arts and much more.
‘‘The students left the sessions with a show bag full of information on services available for young people and how to sign up for volunteering opportunities and to sporting clubs and community groups in our local area.
‘‘If we connect just a handful of young people to services they need or a community group, it is all worthwhile.’’
Ms Sweeney said they were entertained by musical performances throughout the day.
‘‘These were by students and these were well co-ordinated by the St Joseph’s College cert III sound technical students,’’ she said.
‘‘The art exhibition was a great display of our local talent with the people’s choice competition proving popular.’’
The day was sponsored by Moama Bowling Club.
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