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There’s been painting, cooking, drawing, experimenting and a whole lot of goo at the Mt Albert YMCA over the past two weeks.
Kids and teens have been enjoying a school holiday programme at the New North Rd community and recreation centre.
Every day different activities have been held at the centre and locations around Auckland for ages five to 15.
Kids created artworks for a community mural, tried Italian cooking and wacky science experiments, and made stretchy green goo.
They learned more about the environment on Earth Day, held their own versions of Survivor and The Amazing Race, played laser tag and tried soccer with a giant ball.
Trips included visits to the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Teddy Bear Factory, the movies, Rangitoto Island and Lollipops Playland.
The Mt Albert YMCA’s holiday programme runs every school holidays.
Holiday programmes manager Nikki Gibson says it is always very popular and the children have had a lot of fun.
Go to www.nzymca.com.
Messy fun: Catherine Kjellberg, 8, makes green goo at the Mt Albert YMCA holiday programme.
Colouring in: Jack Duffy, 6, draws on his imagination for his part in a community art project.
Explosive experiment: Emily Jane Lenz, left, and Holly Grbich blow up a balloon using baking soda and water.
Budding artist: Neha Kalaru, 5, works on her contribution to a community artwork.
Goo times: Wynand Claasens, 10, takes part in science experiments.