Chil­dren act up with some movie magic

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Tyne Lo­gan

Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der kids have be­come their own movie di­rec­tors, stars and pro­duc­ers with help from the YMCA.

About 70 kids aged five to 12 rocked their favourite ac­tion char­ac­ter out­fit for the dress-up day, mak­ing their own movies on an app. The kids took to movie fame quickly, lap­ping up the pub­lic­ity of get­ting their photo taken.

The school hol­i­day ac­tiv­ity marks the se­cond-last ses­sion for the cen­tre’s hol­i­day pro­gram, with school due to go back next week.

YMCA chil­dren ser­vices co-or­di­na­tor Kate Vir­gin said the videos in­cluded an­i­ma­tions and were shown on the TV af­ter cre­ation.

“We cre­ated lit­tle short sto­ries, mak­ing the lit­tle ef­fects and ev­ery­thing,” she said.

“The most cre­ative was def­i­nitely the kids get­ting chased by the di­nosaur and run­ning away.”

Ms Vir­gin said the most pop­u­lar out­fit for the day was some form of su­per­hero, with a lot of Spi­dermen in the build­ing.

Other cos­tumes in­cluded princesses, Power Rangers and Bat­man dou­bles. She said the day ended with Teenage Mu­tant Ninja Tur­tle-in­spired pizza.

“They made lit­tle pic­tures on their pizza, but with veg­eta­bles so it’s still healthy,” she said.

Pic­tures: Mary Meagher

Chloe Shea­hen, 7, and Jor­dan Breen, 10.

Zemma, 8, and Za­mara Wright, 6.

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