Holiday fun guided by local families
Children attending the Intereach Out Of School Hours (OOSH) summer program saw in the New Year with some special activities last week.
On Tuesday students were encouraged to make their own party hats for a celebration at the Intereach Family Centre in Trickett St, Deniliquin.
The crafty fun is just one of a variety of activities offered to children using the service these summer holidays.
Intereach’s OOSH program manager Cath McLean said the program, which offered structured fun each week day until February 1, has been developed to reflect the desired experiences and preferences of local families.
‘‘The children and families participate in discussions and surveys which helps us identify what they want to do,’’ Mrs McLean said.
‘‘We do this while still providing that platform to learn, play and develop social skills in a safe space.’’
The program started on December 25 and returned last week after a break over the Christmas and New Year period.
Other activities enjoyed by participants so far have included dancing lessons, an excursion to the Deniliquin Swim Centre and Christmas cooking.
Among the activities yet to be enjoyed are movie days, both at the centre and at the Paramount Cinema in Echuca, water play, Italian and Mexican cooking and various science-based activities.
There are still spaces left for families who wish to enrol their children, aged five to 12, for the holiday program. Email [email protected]tereach.com.au, or call 5890 5260 or 0428 554 478.
Making New Year celebration hats last week were (from left) Izzy Fountain, Piper Hansen and Evie Mace.