Thursday, June 13, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Youth Encouraged to ‘Drop-In’   At PCYC Bowen  

Young people of Bowen are invited to come to PCYC Bowen Drop-In sessions where they can meet other people their age, connect with worthwhile community events and enjoy sport and activities. 
On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, young people in the Bowen area aged 12-18 can join the PCYC Drop-In sessions. 
Every day has a different activity, with Tuesdays from 3pm – 5pm an opportunity for attendees to go to Queens Beach for pizza and fun. 
On Wednesdays the PCYC Bowen Youth Leadership Team meet to discuss upcoming events and activities they are planning in the local community.  
Thursdays, 5pm – 7pm, the group head down to Bowen’s Skate Rink where PCYC offer a Basketball After Dark activity.  
Acting Sergeant Ann Davies co-ordinates, the Drop-In sessions and said it’s important the children can see the police as not just law enforcement. 
“It gives a chance for them to get to know police and not be scared of us but actually know that we are real people,” said Ann. 
“Drop-In sessions give our local young people a fun, safe activity to participate in as an alternative to potentially anti-social behaviours." 
“Coming to PCYC Bowen is a positive choice our young people can make to engage in their local community in a really worthwhile way.” 
Community Development Officer, Josh Peters runs the Basketball session, offering pointers to help players improve their game.   
Young people from the PCYC Bowen Drop-In group and Youth Leadership Team also attend Friday evening’s Skate Night. 
The Skate Nights are an extremely popular Friday night activity in Bowen, around 200 people attend and it’s a great activity and fun way to start the weekend.  

Bowen PCYC Drop In Basketball, Photo supplied

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