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A cultural feast for children

Monday, 7th January, 2013

Nicholas Dart (8), Chloe Gray (9) and Aditi Kumar (6) are learning about the big wide world at the PCYC’s Around the World holiday program. Nicholas Dart (8), Chloe Gray (9) and Aditi Kumar (6) are learning about the big wide world at the PCYC’s Around the World holiday program.

By Erica Visser

If you’ve ever wanted your children to experience cultures from around the world, the PCYC has the answer.

Its holiday program began yesterday and this week’s Indian-themed activities are already proving popular.

“We’re going around the world in four weeks,” said Children Activities Officer Kandie Dart.

“This week we’ve got India, then Mexico, then Australia and lastly England.”

Yesterday the kids got crafty by making beaded jewellery, which is popular in India.

Later in the week they will enjoy some Indian cuisine and make a mural based on the famous Taj Mahal.

They will also conduct a science experiment and try airbrush tattoos.

Next week, however, the kids will make tacos as the focus switches to Mexico.

The PCYC still has spots available for parents interested in sending their children along.

The program runs from 8.30am to 5.30pm and costs $35 per day, before government benefits. There is an increase in cost on excursion days.

A child can be enrolled for just one or several days throughout the program which ends on February 1.

The PCYC can be contacted on 8087 3723.

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