Jayden Moss, 12, and Trent

Hatch, 13, test their skills at
Crestmead Skate Park with
Councillor Phil Pidgeon.
CR PHIL PIDGEON
p: 3412 5509
e: philpidgeon@logan.qld.gov.au
Division 9: Chambers Flat, Crestmead, Jimboomba,
Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Munruben Forest,
North Maclean, Park Ridge South, South Maclean,
Stockleigh and Waterford West.
Refer to map on page two for divisional boundaries.
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The KRANK program
may be just what
you’ve been looking
for. The popular youth
initiative, which aims
to encourage kids to
get active and engaged
in local events, has
recently expanded to
include the Streetwise Learn to Skate
lessons.
The weekly skateboarding development
workshops are a City of Choice initiative and are
rolling out in partnership with the Queensland
Government and Skateboarding Australia, with
two hour workshops held across various skate
parks in Logan every Saturday morning.
Councillor Phil Pidgeon said the program was all
about increasing our youth’s participation in sport
and recreational activities right across the city.
“I’ve seen these workshops in action and
have to give credit to the coaches and kids
who participate – it’s a healthy, energetic and
interactive atmosphere which has to be seen to
be believed,” he said.
Marsden State High School’s Riders Club is a
similar initiative which aims to improve years 8
and 9 students’ confdence through skill building.
The proactive program, supported by Council’s
Youth Events Grants, has been credited for
its role in helping students develop a healthy
respect for skate parks, police and the wider
community through developing a sense of
ownership.
Marsden’s Youth Support Coordinator, Sera
Roqica, said the program was a way of
encouraging students to take more of an interest
in their education and rewarded students for
positive behaviour.
“The students who take part in the
program are required to adopt and
display the appropriate behaviour and
attitude towards their education,” she
said.
“It encourages our students to actively
improve their levels of social engagement
and also allows them to develop positive
relationships with the local police.”
Cr Pidgeon said he considered both
programs to be a step in the right
direction for the city.
“It’s about focusing
the right resources on
programs which interest
youth,” he said.
“The proof is in the
pudding, so to speak,
and it’s great to see our
programs and facilities
playing such a positive
role in our children’s
development.”
KRANK’s Streetwise
Learn to Skate lessons
are held every Saturday
from 9am-11am until
June 2014 across
various skate parks in
Logan City.
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Are you looking for something fun to do over the weekend?
Maybe you’re aged between 13 and 17 and want to learn
some gnarly skills?
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