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Kids and teens

Bright southern sky




Some of our brightest stars. On the right is the constellation Crux, the Southern Cross. In the lower left shines the constellation Centaurus.

Image credit: ESO/Yuri Beletsky

Teenage Kitchen Rampage

Sunnyboys bassist and former Newtown restaurateur Peter Oxley has released a cookbook aimed at kids and teens. Teenage Kitchen Rampage has 45 recipes from boiling an egg to roasting vegies and mashing potatoes, as well as entertainment and shoppping tips.

The book was inspired by his own experience moving out of home and working with teens at Wedgetail Pizzeria in Newtown. Newtown Library with Better Read Than Dead bookstore presents Peter Oxley to talk about his cooking experiences and sign books:

Tuesday 29 April 2014
6.30pm–7.30pm
Newtown Library

The event is free but bookings are essential. Book online or call 02 9265 9333.

Teenage Kitchen Rampage cover

Competition winners

The astronomy-inspired poetry competition, Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, encouraged young poets to wax lyrical about the night sky.

We received a total of 140 poems.

The competition was sponsored by the City of Sydney, the Sydney Observatory, the Sydney Outdoor Lighting Improvement Society and Bintel.

Across 3 categories each winner received a telescope worth $800:

  • 5–11 year old section: Charlotte Gregory-Fromm, Newtown Primary School
  • 12–17 year old section: Joseph Burizk, Patrician Christian Brothers School, Fairfield
  • Open section: Margaret Bradstock

The winners were announced at Sydney Observatory's Earth Hour event on Saturday 29 March.

Last updated: Wednesday, 16 April 2014