Creativity and fun focus of program
The Shire of Ashburton’s school holiday program kept children of all ages busy.
They were given the opportunity to get creative, learn and have fun. On July 11, Pannawonica youngsters were treated to a visit to the local police station to be an officer for a day.
Onslow mums and dads had some fun at the adults-only bubble soccer competition on July 14, which proved popular among participants and the young spectators on the sidelines.
Shire president Kerry White said it was fantastic to see so many children participating in the various activities during the school holiday period.
The Shire’s program was run in partnership with Rio Tinto and Chevron. Rio Tinto general manager Paraburdoo region Gabrielle Iwanow said the school holiday program enabled locals to stay home, explore and enjoy the beautiful Pilbara.
“The school holiday program had a variety of activities that encouraged creativity and opportunities to engage in arts and local cultural experiences, ” she said.
Chevron Australia community engagement adviser Erin Glancy said celebrations and holiday events played an important role in bringing the community together.
“The school holiday activities form part of our Working Together for Onslow partnership with the Shire of Ashburton, which supports community events and programs that help make Onslow a vibrant and inclusive place to live and work,” she said.
Children get crafty in Tom Price during the school holidays.