Something for everyone these school holidays

Published on 24 September 2020


School is almost out and Lake Macquarie City Council’s October school holiday program is offering up art, science, history and plenty of fun for families.

Lifelong Learning and Engagement Coordinator Jess Dowdell said there would be a range of activities for kids – some in person and others online.  

“We wanted to create a school holidays program that can be enjoyed safely by everyone,” Ms Dowdell said.

Lake Mac Swim Centres will be hosting intensive learn to swim programs at Charlestown and Swansea Swim Centre throughout the holiday period.

Offering four- and five-day programs, kids will learn about pool safety and swimming techniques. To reserve a spot, call the swim centres directly.  

For budding artists and creatives, Museum of Art and Culture will be hosting The Big Draw Festival that will look at drawing with different materials. Drawing with colour ink and oil pastel are some of the other workshops taking place. Classes are limited to eight people so booking is essential.

Local Aboriginal artist Saretta Fielding will host Better Together a drawing session where  kids will be able to create a large-scale community drawing of the Lake Macquarie area.

For those looking for something to do at home, Caring for Country is series of online interactive workshops providing insight into cultural history and connection to the land as well as more practical activities like traditional dance and weaving.

Ms Dowdell said numbers for events had been restricted to apply with COVID guidelines.

“We will have a range of measures in place to help make our school holiday program COVID-safe,” she said.

“We want the community to be able to enjoy our cultural facilities in an atmosphere that feels safe for everyone.”

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