En­ergy to burn at the Lido Aquatic Cen­tre

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY -

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.

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