Action-packed term for Wild Ones now
CHILDREN from around the Whitsundays have been signing up for a new term of excitement with the PCYC-based adventure group Wild Ones.
The Wild Ones will meet for their first session of the nine-week term tonight at the PCYC at 5.30pm and co-ordinator Ron Petterson says there are still spaces available for boys and girls aged eight to 12, who want to come along.
“I think we’re up to about 40 kids but we’ve still got room,” he said.
Over the coming term Mr Petterson says the Wild Ones will experience a range of activities that are “a bit of fun and a bit of education as well”.
Wild Ones will enjoy workshops with the local police, fire, SES and ambulance services, which Mr Petterson hopes will teach them “knowledge and respect for the community services”.
“They get to meet the local heroes – the people that look after them when things go wrong,” he said.
“And you never know, it might spark an interest and they might join up one day.”
Other fun activities this term include a Hip Hop dance night and a roller skate and barbeque event.
“We’ve also got Rob Bredl, the barefoot bushman, coming out for a night to bring out some local wildlife – snakes and crocs – so the kids get to experience that and it’s exclusive to Wild Ones,” Mr Petterson said.
The term is scheduled to finish with a camp-in and movie night at the beginning of April.
Joining the Wild Ones costs $100 per term. For more information, contact the PCYC on 4948 1144 or Ron Petterson on 0488 449 484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPLORING CREATIVITY: Last year's Wild Ones Jai Sander, Adelie Duggan, Riley Petterson, Grace Staton, Jordan Creighton and Connor Turner enjoyed a craft session at Bunnings Warehouse - just one of many fun activities organised for the group.
COMMUNITY FOCUS: This term the Wild Ones will focus alot on community and emergency services. Here, Wild Ones members Coby Barker and Lachlan Brienesse are pictured with group co-ordinator Chayse Leith and Andrew Sander from the SES, trying out a special slingshot during a previous cyclone preparation session.