Linwood Youth Festival Experience, Christchurch NZ 2009

by Ellen Yule March. 07, 2009 10908 views

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Linwood Youth Festival Experience (L.Y.F.E.), annual music, arts, sports festival took place in Linwood Park, Christchurch, New Zealand on 7 March 2009. It is run by youth for youth, which aims to develop pride and build strong, positive relationships between Linwood youth and their community.

Photo: Ellen Yule

bouncy castle



3-on-3 basketball game between the Police and the newly formed Christchurch Cougars

Boys just love the free face painting.

Girls prefer to get their hair plaited into colourful braids by African migrants.

Indian henna - hand painting

To learn Maori carving, it's a good start with a piece of soap.

concentrate on stone carving - no more chaos, no more fear

stone carving - do it yourself, mate

give a hand to fix up DIY-style racing car

tree climing

True or Fause - make the right choice and step ahead

life puzzle - patience or trouble, friendlessness or courage…

Life is not just a black-or-white game, is it?

enjoy kiwi-brand Tip Top ice cream

Each year local youth spend many hours planning the festival. Youth learn many valuable skills including publicity, sponsorship, event management, media relationships, teamwork and co-operation.

Hear the sounds and check out the talent on three stages with all styles of music, dance and culture.

“Everybody wins when the bus comes first.”
Education, careers, health and community service providers are out there for youth, including Christchurch City Council Community team.

The first L.Y.F.E. in 1998 was held because of a negative image and youth decided to do something to turn the tide.

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Fire Service kitchen fire demonstration

NZ Air Force recruitment officer makes this kiwi boy sit back and then Step Up (the official slagon of Air Force) with a temporary tattoo of Air Force icon - a little red kiwi bird on his arm.

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Health advocacy group focuses on delivery of message to Pacific women aged over 16 - cervical check and breast screen are the best tools against cancers.

If you fancy rugby, you might be the one wanted - players for senior womans team and supporters of course.

Graffiti is ok if you do it the ‘Right Way’. In other words, graffiti is an artwork in right place at right time.

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