Skateboarding's youngest professional

April 30, 2020

Basic Bio:

• Name: Nyjah Houston
• Gender: Male 
• Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) 
• Weight: 155 pounds (70 kg)
• Hometown: Davis, California 
• Date of Birth: November 30, 1994 
• Occupation: Pro Skateboarder, Student (home schooled) 
• Started Skating: 1999 
• Turned Pro: 2005 
• Favored Discipline: grinding, often using stairs and rails 
• Sponsors: I&I Skateboards - founded by Nyjah Huston in 1999,(previously element) 2011 back on Element–this time around with a pro board, Silver Trucks, FKD Bearings, Diamond Hardware, eS Footwear 
• Stance: goofy

His favourite skaters of all time are Karl Watson, Rodrigo Tx. and P-Rod.

Skateboarding Style and Strengths:
As the youngest pro skateboarder on the circuit, Nyjah has blown away the crowds with his coolness and seemingly effortless street style. 

Skateboarding Tricks: 

switch heelflip 13
switch heelflip the 16 on maloof
14 stairs nollie heelflip - when he was 13
double kickflip big gap
Kickflip Back Lip 
Kickflip Back Tail To Fakie Switch 

Skateboarding Highlights:

2005 Goofy vs Regular: 1st (street) [2]
Tampa Am: 1st (street) [2]
Vans Downtown Showdown: 2nd (big 6) [2]
2006 Dew Tour, Denver: 2nd (park) [2]
Dew Tour, Louisville: 2nd (park) [2]
Global Assault: 2nd (street) [2]
Vans Downtown Showdown: 2nd (best trick - stair) [2]
X-Games, California: 2nd (street)
Legend of the ledges: 2nd Open
Cheapskates Nationals: 8th Open and 1st Under 16s
2009 X-Games: 2nd place
2010 Tampa Pro: 2nd
Maloof Money Cup 2010 OC: 2nd (street)
Street League Skateboarding 1st Stop (Glendale, Arizona): 1st (street)
Street League Skateboarding 1st Series: 1st (street)
Summer X Games: 2nd (street)

Other claims to fame: youngest skateboarder ever to start up their own skateboard company.

What is keeping kids occupied at home?

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Here's a list of things we have found happening around the world. Things that kids are doing to stay happy at home and some ideas to try.

Camping out in the back yard.
Some lucky kid's with back gardens and tents are having a camp out and looking at the stars. 

Ok, so your view from your tent may not be quite the same if it's in your back yard but you get the idea?

Teddy Bear hunts
Many kids have been joining in their local hunts by placing teddy bears in a window facing onto the street. The idea...

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Are you musical?

April 29, 2020

The NSYO was first formed in 1983 as a community-based organisation run by parent volunteers. Based in Beecroft in Northern Sydney, Australia, the Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra, (NSYO) supports more than 130 talented musicians aged from 5 to 25.

The orchestra is comprised of Strings, the Wind Ensemble and the symphony Orchestra.  

One of the highlights of being part of the orchestra is the opportunity to play at events such as movie premieres and concerts.

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Akaine the artist

April 29, 2020

"Faces are more meaningful to me than anything else, you cannot lve without seeing and touching them." ~ Akaine.

Akaine began drawing at age 4 and began painting at age 6, teaching herself and learning from her own keen sense of observation. You can see her first drawings and most recent paintings at her web page. Here she also shares some videos of how to create her paintings so you can follow along, like the one below.

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Words of wisdom from Anne Frank

April 29, 2020

PHOTO THANKS to Chris, aged 15.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be..." ~ Anne Frank,The Diary of a Young Girl. 

These words of wisdom were written when Anne was 
in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world's best known books and has been the basis...
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