Holiday Fun 2013

Challenge 2000 has had an awesome start to 2013! Thanks to Pub Charity and the Wellington City Council our young people and staff have been able to get out and about in Wellington and there is more to come!

In January, young people from all over the Wellington Region came together to take part in a range of organised sports activities. We spent three days at The ASB Sport Centre in Kilbirnie playing a huge range of sports; including soccer, basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball, netball and badminton. The range of sports allowed everyone to give some new sports a go and some hidden talents have certainly been discovered! The competition was pretty fierce and it was great to see everyone so actively involved. We had some awesome weather so we were lucky enough to get up to Mt Victoria for lunch one day and enjoyed the view of our great city.

The group also went swimming at Keith Spry Pool where we had multiple competitions. The synchronised swimming was won by the girls despite the boy’s strong challenge and the biggest and smallest splash in the dive pool was hotly contested as was the best handstand competition. Challenge 2000 staff then cooked lunch on the barbecue before heading down to the Johnsonville Community Centre. To finish up the day everyone got their poker faces on for a few games of Mafia.

It’s been awesome to see the young people’s confidence growing and some leadership skills being displayed. What’s more Challenge 2000 still has more to come.  Watch this space!!  If you’re keen to come along give Ben, Jeff or Thérèse a call at Challenge on 477 0045.

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Graffiti Project in Newlands

Check out this link to the Independent Herald (page 2)….Challenge 2000 were involved in this exciting project in Newlands!  We really do have some budding artists among us!!

While we are on the topic of graffiti…..


Can Control

Challenge 2000 has been working in partnership with BGI and Wellington City Council to support young people to use their creativity and artistic skills to design and then paint a mural in Johnsonville.  This is a big project that involves the young people learning how to successfully work on a project from start to finish and to use their skills to make our suburb look alive and vibrant!  We are hoping that this project will be completed in November when you will be able to admire their artistic talents around the streets of Johnsonville!