MORE than 270 Wentworth Shire students in Years 5 to 8 were exposed to positive pathways at last week's inaugural Wentworth Shire Youth Expo at the Midway Centre.
The students heard from guest speakers, including "Barkindji Warrior" and jiu-jitsu world champion Shantelle Thompson, took part in activities and interacted with exhibitions from community groups and emergency services.
Wentworth Shire Mayor Melisa Hederics said the idea for the expo stemmed from a meeting with local police, with the aim to get children off the streets and engaged with their community.
“It lets them know there's other things available in the shire that they can become part of," Cr Hederics said.
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