7th June 2017
Today young people, local police and staff gathered for a country muster themed unit open day to celebrate the achievements of young people and staff of the unit for 2016/17.
The unit’s backyard was turned into a ranch for the day, with hay bales set up for seating (with some having horse saddles for extra cushioning!), extra tables brought in and a performance area with microphones and guitars if guests wanted to play a country ballad or two.
Guests were treated to a delicious Americana inspired lunch, which included favourites such as mac & cheese, chicken wings, sausages and smokey pulled pork. More than a few staff members went back for thirds!
Unit Manager Peter reflected on the importance of his unit opening its door and holding a celebration for all those involved with the unit and it’s young people.
“It’s great to see that so many people have attended today and joined in celebrating the work and positive outcomes of the young people and staff at our unit. The staff here work super hard with our at-risk young people, who at times can be hard to work with or don’t want the help, so I’m glad that we can recognise their work today”.
Peter also singled out the local police and thanked them for attending the event, as unit open days also serve to help build and improve the relationships and trust between young people, staff and local police.
Check out our gallery below with pics from another successful unit open day!