Hooray for holidays!
Thursday, 18th September, 2014
The school holidays begin next week and parents can use the opportunity to get their children out and about.
Various organisations around the city have lots of activities ready for school children.
The YMCA will have sports and games running every day throughout the holidays, as well as swimming lessons.
"Our holiday program includes, sports and games, cooking, a jumping castle, soccer tournaments, mini-Olympics, crafts and face painting," said manager Shane Simmons.
"It will include all-day care from 8.45am to 4.30pm and will cost $40 a day.
"Parents can choose to have their children in for a day, a week or the whole two weeks."
Mr Simmons said there had been a lot of interest and places were filling fast.
"We will also have holiday intensive swimming lessons which will start on September 29 and will run for the entire week. It will cost $10 a class and anyone of any age and ability can attend.
"It's a great way to help the kids keep active over the holidays."
Call the YMCA on 8088 1999. The PCYC's school holiday program will focus on health and well-being.
"There will be lots of sporting and physical activity plus guest speakers like a dentist, nutritionist, St John Cadets, plus many more," said Manager Rowena Marks.
"There will also be lots of healthy eating, learning about different foods, taste testing different foods."
Ms Marks said the program was half booked out and enrolments had to be in by tomorrow.
Contact the PCYC on 8087 3723 for more information.
The library will be having craft sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 11am.
The first Monday will be forensic-themed and on the last Friday staff will be performing a puppet show.
There will also be exciting and creative workshops at the Regional Art Gallery and Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum.
These are for children between 5 and 14 and will focus on painting and discovering the story behind fossils.
The gallery is offering two painting workshops, with both drawing inspiration from current exhibitions and works from the permanent collection.
The first gallery workshop for children aged 5-7 will run on Tuesday, September 23 at 10.30am at a cost of $30 per student.
The second workshop for older children (8-14 years) will be held Wednesday, September 24 at 10.30am at a cost of $45.
The Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (Geo Centre) will also be running a school holiday program for kids aged 8-14, titled "Fabulous Fossils - an archaeological adventure".
This is planned for Thursday, September 25 at 10.30am. Cost $45 per child.
Children must wear old clothes, covered shoes, and have a packed lunch.
Email ian.howarth@brokenhill. nsw.gov.au or call 8080 3440 for more information.