A School Holiday Program that never disappoints
Our Centres created an array of school holiday activities for children and young people to enjoy before the start of Term 4!
As part of Albany PCYS’s older Vacation Care for children aged 8-12, the team headed to Laserscape for one of their excursions. The group split at random into a mixed team of boys and girls and ran around the course targeting their opponents. There was a lot of tactical competition and swift moves, including hiding in bushes and behind trees. We think it’s fair to say this is one activity the kids will want back for next year!
A lucky group from the Collie School Holiday Program, spent the day mountain biking at the Wellington Dam trails. They completed several trails including the Van Dam Green, Pipe ‘n Hot and Big Dipper to name a few! To fuel all the energy they had burnt off, they were treated to a generous donation of lunch at the Kiosk meaning no one went hungry! They even got a great view of the RAC helicopter doing drills at one of the break stops, which created a lot of buzz and conversation as they prepared themselves for the last stage of the trail.
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There was an amazing turn out at the beach activity day in Geraldton PCYC, kindly organised by the team and the SafeSISTAS girls who volunteered their time to assist over the holidays. The group worked individually and in teams to play relay games, tug of war and have a sandcastle competition. The day came as a real treat following a few days of rain and it was all topped off with a sausage sizzle to re-energise after all the fun!
Kalgoorlie PCYC enjoyed a hands-on construction morning, where 30 children got their creative juices flowing building whatever they chose out of recyclable items. The impressive creations gradually came to life, as cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and other loose recyclables turned into works of art including animals, fairy houses and rocket ships!
Many of the activities we offer over the school holidays, would not be possible if it wasn’t for our incredible volunteers. The children are always excited to meet new people and the new ideas that they bring. Centre Manager, Brodie Ward gratefully said “We'd love to give a huge shout out to our student volunteers, Hedda and Priya, who joined us in Kununurra this school holiday to support our youth programs. You were both a massive help!”
This is always a fantastic initiative! We hope Hedda and Priya had a fantastic time so they can tell their peers back in Perth and spread the word for future volunteers. Thanks to Garnduwa and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries who supported the students to get there.
Our Roebourne Centre got their artistic skills going and worked on jazzing up practical items they could use at school. Pencil cases were first up! The students used coloured pens to add their name or put a creative pattern on them - they had so much fun and loved seeing what each other designed. In another session they made personalised tote bags which they coloured in and planned to use as library bags.