School holiday boredom setting in?
Liverpool Council's full face-to-face school holiday program will help kids get out of the house and have some fun.
The program, developed in partnership with Liverpool City Library, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool Regional Museum, includes more than 20 different free school holiday activities to choose from.
Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said the council had worked hard to develop a holiday program that would captivate students of all ages whatever their interest - from arts and crafts and music to sports and technology.
"We are delighted to be able to provide an environment that fosters the minds and interests of Liverpool's youngest generations," Cr Mannoun said.
"While we were still able to provide an online school holiday program throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, we know that nothing compares to being on a court, field or in an arts space with your mates.
"Being able to host our school holidays program in a face-to-face capacity is not only special for the students but our facilitators and venues who look forward to this throughout the year."
This summer Edwin Wheeler Reserve in Sadleir will be home to a dedicated school holiday fun day with laser tag, giant yard games and football and cricket clinics.
A free lunch will be provided to all those who attend on the day.
This will be complemented by Liverpool City Library workshops and classes where students can develop a new hobby or skill from Chess to Kung Fu, Forensic Science to 3D printing or coding a musical instrument to creating fairy doors.
"We have a strong commitment to the hardworking parents of Liverpool and know how important it is for them to find ways to keep the kids entertained without blowing the budget," Cr Mannoun said.
"Therefore, I encourage parents to head to the council's website to see the range of activities on offer focusing on fun, learning and physical activity."
For students ages six and up, the council's program features skateboarding and basketball workshops, an interactive gaming bus, a giant inflatable obstacle course and a session of Hexagol - an innovative and exciting way to refine football skills using against-the-clock challenges.
Meanwhile, Liverpool Regional Museum is encouraging students aged between 9 - 14 to become a part of its Curator and Collector Camp to learn the ins and outs of collecting and collections.
For students looking for a more creative outlet, there are workshops on story writing and arts and crafts inspired by the Museum's permanent Resonances exhibition.
There is also no shortage of creative programs on at Casula Powerhouse with six workshops suitable for those aged six and above focusing on clay making, movie and music making, photography and anime drawing.
For more information on Council's January school holidays program and to book a spot, visit: liverpool.nsw.gov.au/community/your-community/school-holidays.
Highlights of the program include:
Tuesday 18 January | 2.30pm-6.30pm | Carnes Hill Community and Recreation Precinct | Suitable ages 5-17
With unique, against-the-clock challenges and multiple targets, Hexagol intensifies the football training experience in the core areas required from keeping the player moving and alert to refining passing and shooting through practice and repetition. Register here.
Augmented Reality Workshop
Tuesday 25 January | 10am-12pm | Liverpool City Library | Suitable ages 12-25
Get hands-on and experience the magic of augmented reality in this interactive workshop. Use your phone to learn how augmented technology works! Register here.
Thursday 27 January | 10am-12pm | Liverpool City Library | Suitable ages 10-16
Looking to become a Chess Grand Master but not sure where to start? Join us at Liverpool City Library for an introductory chess lesson. Learn the basics and play a friendly match in this inclusive session. Register here.
School Holiday Fun Day
Thursday 27 January | 10am-1pm | Edwin Wheeler Reserve, Sadleir | Suitable all ages
Join us for a day of school holiday fun - tackle our giant obstacle course, challenge your mates to a game of laser tag or try your hand at a new sport. Free lunch provided. Register here.
Jamming with Strangers: Code a musical instrument
Friday 28 January | 10am-11.30am | Liverpool City Library | Suitable ages 12-16
Get creative this summer by learning to code your own musical instrument! Work together to code and perform on a musical instrument of your own design using Makey Makey! Register here.