Energy to burn at the Lido Aquatic Centre
We are well into the school holidays now and if you’re running out of ideas of how to keep the children occupied, help is at hand. The Lido Aquatic Centre is running another of its fantastic holiday programmes and there’s still time to enrol your children in for some exciting holiday fun.
Deb Walker-Simmons is the Lido’s new Chill Out Programme Coordinator and while she is new to this role, Deb has been working at the Lido for just on five years.
‘‘Because I’d worked here for a while, in the swim school and at customer service, I had already built a relationship with many of the children and I love my new role working directly with them. It’s a real treat picking them up from school and finding out how their day has been and getting feedback on what they enjoy doing. This gives me the opportunity to plan activities that they are keen on and will get involved in,’’ says Deb.
With the before and after school programmes Deb says the early birds are given breakfast and after school they are given afternoon tea before they get on with the many activities.
‘‘We generally have 20 or so minutes of quiet time where we can help the children with homework or give them some school-based activities.’’
Lido Aquatic Centre Chill Out coordinator, Deb (right) and her 2IC Blair (left) invite your children to burn up their energy at the Lido.