National Youth Week 2017 ran from 31 March to 9 April, bringing colour and fun to the City of Karratha.
The week kicked off with more than 300 people participating in Colour Fest in Karratha. The event saw more than 180 people run the obstacle course in an explosion of colour, celebrating healthiness, happiness and individuality.
The event was delivered by the City of Karratha in partnership with Mission Australia, Yaandina Youth Services, EPIC, Crossroads, Mentally Healthy WA, Karratha Senior High School and United Amusements, with funding also contributed by the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project.
Karratha Senior High School Goals 4 Girls program participants also helped run the event as a fundraising opportunity.
Also as part of National Youth Week 2017, a Graffiti Art Project was run on 4 and 5 April.
The intent of the project, facilitated by artists Lindsay and Steve from AMUCK37, was to communicate anti-vandalism messages whilst teaching young people graffiti art skills.
Hosted by Roebourne District High School, the program was a huge hit with students first drawing designs on paper, then painting bikes, canvases, doors around the school, and culminating in the a major permanent design (pictured above).