Kids not “bored” by this game
Monday, 19th April, 2010
Youngsters concluded the PCYC’s holiday program on a grand scale on Friday.
They built a giant Monopoly board- designed, coloured and constructed over three hours, and they substituted the game’s traditional locations for Broken Hill sites. The city’s four football clubs replaced the stations, Country Water and Energy were chosen as the utilities, while Broken Earth Cafe and The Astra were selected to occupy the high-class squares usually reserved for Mayfair and Park Lane.
Senior Activities Officer Jacqui Passlow said she was amazed by the children’s efforts.“I’m very proud, they came up with the idea themselves to put in all the Broken Hill locations and it’s turned out sensational,” she said. Friday’s activities marked the end of the PCYC’s holiday program, which has again proven popular with families.
“The program has been very successful, we’ve had an average of around 20 kids a day. “It’s been excellent and the kids have loved it. We’ve had new kids coming along, and also a lot of repeat children. “They must enjoy it because they keep coming back to us.”