The Mayoral Debate is over for another year with St Philip’s Christian College taking out the title for the second year running.
St Philip’s Christian College edged out Kurri Kurri High School in the final following heats in mid-August. The grand final saw the students debate the topic, ‘That mental health has changed since the introduction of digital technology’. It was a great topic allowing students to explore an important issue very relevant to their lives as avid users of digital technology.
It was a tight debate with St Philip’s Christian College arguing for the affirmative. Congratulations to each student involved in the 2016 Mayoral Debate, it is a fantastic experience for students and also those in the audience whose own thoughts are challenged by each team’s arguments.
At the start of August Cessnock City Council was named the Best Youth Week 2016 at the NSW Local Government Awards. While the trophy says Cessnock City Council, this accolade was earnt by the many people involved including young people, businesses and community organisations. On August 25 Council held the Youth Week Awards Ceremony to recognise all those involved. About 50 people received an award and we should all be proud of what we achieved.
Last week marked the launch of FlyingfoxEngage, an online survey giving you an opportunity to share your thoughts on how to manage the East Cessnock flying fox camp. It also gives detailed information about each of the 20 options under consideration. Residents are encouraged to do the survey. It only takes 5 to 10 minutes.
Council is working hard in preparation for the Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers A-league pre-season clash on Saturday September 24 at the Cessnock Sportsground. Tickets are for sale at Ticketmaster and from the Hunter Valley Visitor Centre. More details about the Jets’ clinic for young footballers will be released on their website www.newcastlejets.com.au.
Spring Awakening has arrived with Friday’s lantern parade set to be another excellent event. It will be great to see all the lanterns on display which school children have been working hard on in recent months.
This is a mesmerising event, one not to be missed. It starts at 5.30pm, leaving from the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre.
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