Lo­cal kids de­velop new skills with PCYC

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

IT WAS an ac­tion-packed week for chil­dren of the PCYC Cannonvale’s school hol­i­day pro­gram, who en­joyed ev­ery­thing from mo­saic work­shops to mak­ing tra­di­tional Ital­ian piz­zas and an ex­cur­sion to Daydream Is­land.

Jac­qui Quadrio from Ev­ery­thing Mo­saic sur­prised the ex­cited group with a hands-on work­shop teach­ing them how to cre­ate beau­ti­ful, mo­saic pic­ture frames last Tues­day.

PCYC Cannonvale School Aged Care (SAC) co-or­di­na­tor Di Quadrio said all the chil­dren came up with fan­tas­tic mo­saic de­signs.

“I love the work­shop be­cause some of the chil­dren who wouldn’t nor­mally have the pa­tience for fid­dly things ac­tu­ally loved it,” she said.

“We will def­i­nitely do this ac­tiv­ity again and Jac­qui has agreed to come along to help.”

The kids also en­joyed learn­ing about Ital­ian cul­ture and com­pleted a se­ries of paint­ing work­shops be­fore cre­at­ing de­li­cious, tra­di­tional piz­zas for lunch and de­sign­ing card­board mod­els of the colos­seum.

Last Thurs­day, the kids got their think­ing caps on to con­struct a Smurf house out of re­cy­cled card­board.

“It was prob­a­bly one of the most en­ter­tain­ing ac­tiv­i­ties so far and it was won­der­ful watch­ing the kids plan, co-op­er­ate and build their Smurf house to­gether,” Ms Quadrio said.

“It took them all morn­ing to make.”

To round out an amaz­ing week, the group also en­joyed a sea­far­ing ad­ven­ture to Daydream Is­land last Fri­day, a day-trip to Cannonvale Beach for fish and chips on Tues­day and an art and craft work­shop with Bun­nings Ware­house on Wed­nes­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the PCYC Cannonvale’s school hol­i­day pro­grams, con­tact 4946 4299.

CRE­ATIVE MINDS: Oliver Brewer, Blake Parker, Keisha Tay­lor, Al­le­gra Bradley, Os­car Tuck and Lach­lan Van­der­meyde made a Smurf house out of re­cy­cled card­board at the Cannonvale PCYC last Thurs­day.

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