MORE than one hundred young people aged four to 15 were immersed in a trio of action-packed school holiday workshops, including acrobatics and parkour, the essential skills for being a superhero and the secrets of acting fight scenes for stage and film.
The classes, led by Sydney based Action Reaction were hosted by Inverell Shire Council under its annual youth calendar.
Superhero training took participants through the must-have qualities for superhero success and involved somersaults and rolls, ninja-like movement and all the moves befitting of an action hero.
The lunch interval brought a change of pace with teens descending on the Town Hall for a beginner's masterclass focused on the high octane action of parkour and acrobatic jumping, rolling and vaulting.
Council mayor Paul Harmon was delighted with the numbers of youth who signed up for the events and says it marks a landmark moment for Council's youth programs.
"Over the past 12 months, Council's youth events have involved more than 1,800 young people in everything from art competitions, indoor sports, movie nights, this week's acrobatic and superhero fun through to computer aided design classes and TAFE courses to help them into their first job.
"It's terrific to see young people getting involved and learning something new and it's been terrific to involve local trainers in events like the youth cooking classes and industrial robotics."
In the final class of the day, budding actors were shown the secrets behind creating engaging combat scenes for stage and film with clever choreography and camera placement.
Cr Harmon indicated Council is busy planning a 2020 calendar of events, with details on youth programs to be shared in local media and at www.inverell.nsw.gov.au.