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JUMPING INTO THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

- AMANDA PARKINSON

KIDS across the Territory are leaping into the school holidays as another term comes to an end.

But for twins Jacob and Ella Silcock, the holidays mark big sleepins and a time to chill at home.

With the build-up turning up the humidity and COVID-19 still affecting much of the east coast more families are forced to stay local but Territory parents can expect more than 250 programs for kids across the NT.

Youth Minister Lauren Moss said most of the programs were free with others accepting sports vouchers, making them accessible to all Territoria­n kids.

“There are tons of opportunit­ies for young people to connect with their communitie­s and cultures,” Ms Moss said.

In Darwin, kids can sign up for more than 35 activities including pool parties, girls-only nights, movie nights and horse riding.

Across the regional areas, like Katherine and Alice Springs, there are more than 100 events including roller skating, fishing, open pool days, graffiti workshops and hip-hop dancing.

Remote areas East Arnhem and Barkly community organisati­ons are offering camps, art classes, Aussie rules games and discos for students to attend.

Territory students return to the classroom on Monday, October 11 for Term 4.

 ?? ?? Jacob and Ella Silcock, Elizabeth and Joshua Coyte ready for the holidays. Picture: Amanda Parkinson
Jacob and Ella Silcock, Elizabeth and Joshua Coyte ready for the holidays. Picture: Amanda Parkinson

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