Keep kids busy over the hol­i­day

Daily Mercury - - NEWS OPINION -

THE school hol­i­days are here and house­holds right across the re­gion are get­ting turned up­side down.

The rou­tine of work and school life is shaken; it’s the best and worst of fam­ily life!

Luck­ily for the next two weeks the Daily Mer­cury will fea­ture some of the things that kids can do with their spare time.

And any­one with kids will know spare time comes quickly.

Five min­utes af­ter fin­ish­ing one ac­tiv­ity, most chil­dren will start harp­ing on about be­ing bored.

Fear not par­ents, there is so much to do and see these school hol­i­days thanks to the coun­cil and the dozens of sport­ing clubs around the re­gion, among others.

A lot of sport­ing clubs are start­ing their train­ing work­shops and in­tro­duc­tion classes to get more chil­dren in­volved, while the coun­cil holds events at the re­gional li­braries, gar­dens and gal­leries.

That’s not to men­tion all the art classes and then there are the special movie screen­ings.

A lot of these ac­tiv­i­ties take time and ef­fort to set up, and in par­tic­u­lar the sports clubs, by an army of vol­un­teers.

Mackay is a very ac­tive com­mu­nity, and it shows the most at ju­nior sport­ing events right across the re­gion.

So take ad­van­tage of some of the things put on to keep your kids busy dur­ing the school hol­i­days. It’s your sup­port that will make sure they’re here next school hol­i­days.

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