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Hijole! Fun in Mexico

Tuesday, 15th January, 2013

(From left) Ella Knowles, Hayden Coombes, Courtney Coombes, Zayden Harvey and Noah Nelson making pinatas at the PCYC. (From left) Ella Knowles, Hayden Coombes, Courtney Coombes, Zayden Harvey and Noah Nelson making pinatas at the PCYC.

By Emily Roberts

The PCYC school holiday program is in Mexico, its second stop on its “around the world tour”.

Children’s Activities officers, Kandie Dart and Mel Lukoschek, are running the tour and last week the kids went to India and enjoyed Indian cuisine and painted a mural of the famous Taj Mahal.

Yesterday they experienced Mexican culture by making pinatas and also heard a talk about Mexico.

“We explored Mexico with a discussion about the food they eat, the animals they have, population and currency,” Ms Lukoschek said

“We are going to try and have a siesta in the afternoon.

“During the week, we will continue by making maracas, having a fiesta and doing Zumba.”

Ms Lukoschek said the fiesta day will be Thursday and the children will be able to pop the pinatas they have made.

“We will also have an excursion to the movies and work with playdough and make bright coloured paintings,” she said.

“We will also have a corn eating competition.”

She said 22 students were enrolled yesterday. 

“We only have a couple of spaces left for the next couple of days. It’s been quite popular. The kids are enjoying going around the world.

“We like to make each holiday a different experience.”

The holiday program runs from 8.30am to 5.30pm and costs $35 per day, before government benefits. Excursion days incur an extra charge.

A child can be enrolled for just one or several days for the program which ends on February 1. The PCYC can be contacted on 8087 3723.

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