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School's out so let the games begin

Monday, 15th April, 2013

Ready for the fun part are (from left) Nicholas Dart-Quinn (8), Alex Gray (11), Tara Gray (9) and Indyanna Kooyman (5). Ready for the fun part are (from left) Nicholas Dart-Quinn (8), Alex Gray (11), Tara Gray (9) and Indyanna Kooyman (5).

By Emily Roberts

With school children enjoying a two week break from classrooms, the fun is about to begin. PCYC activities officers Mel Lukoschek and Kandie Dart have spent the school term planning how they were going to keep the children entertained and came up with the idea of a looking close to home.

"In the first week of the holidays we will have an excursion to Silverton. We will take the children to Penrose Park and to visit some of the art galleries," Ms Lukoschek said.

"We will also go to Mundi Mundi lookout. There will be all-day activities.

"We've centered the theme around Broken Hill."

Ms Lukoschek said the students will also be doing a lot of craft.

"We will be designing our own Silver Tree, doing a dust storm craft with red dirt," she said.

"We're hoping to get a geologist and miner in to have a chat with the children."

The children will go on trips around the city.

"We will visit the Big Chair, Pro Hart's Sculptures, tour the BDT and various galleries," Ms Lukoschek said.

"In the second week we will have a visit from the Army for ANZAC Day.

"We will also be doing lots of sports drills and boxing fitness.

"It's better weather outside, so we will use that and go to the park more often."

Parents will have to book their children in quick as spaces are filling up.

Ms Lukoschek said the program was designed to give kids experiences they might not normally have.

"A lot of kids might not have the transport to get to places like Silverton, so that's why we decided to go out there.

"Also, some may have seen sights around Broken Hill but might not know who designed them, or their history."

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