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Christmas School Holiday Programs

Kimberly Lehto-Head - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Moranbah School Holiday Program Fun for Youth
13 December 2016 – 30 January 2017 - Moranbah, Queensland

The Summer school holidays were jam packed in Moranbah with exciting events taking place across the Moranbah community for students and their younger siblings.

Hosted by Moranbah and District Support Services, Isaac Regional Council, Oasis Life Church, Janelle Vitale Swim School, ELAM, and the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Connecting Communities Program, local youth aged 2 to 17 years participated in a wide variety of programs across the six-week holiday break.  These programs included Rhyme Time, Recycled Crafts, Ozobot Fam Challenge, Games Night, Water Sports at the Greg Cruickshank Aquatic Centre, Clay Christmas Ornaments, Movie Marathon at the Cinema, and ended with a Pool Party and Movie Night to celebrate going back to school.  Each of the events was designed to get local youth active and engaging with others of a similar age. 

Alaina Earl, Moranbah Community Resident, attended the Movie Marathon at the Cinema.  “What a fantastic school holiday event! Living 2 hours from the nearest cinema, the closest our kids usually get to the movies is sitting close to our television. Being able to go to the cinema, and experience the big seats, popcorn, treats, and of course the big screen in the air conditioning, is pretty special. And far more affordable option than you’d ever get in the city. My kids had a ball, and can’t wait for the next one!”

Nienke Berghuis, of Authentic Workshops stated, "We had lots of elves in the arts building on the morning of the 15th of December... creating beautiful Christmas ornaments out of clay, to decorate their Christmas trees. It was so popular we had to put on a second workshop! Everyone was having a good time, young and old. After kneading the clay we pressed it into different shapes, like Christmas trees, angels, baubles and stars. We then decorated them with beads, stamps and even gold leaf, and threaded some ribbon through the top. They couldn't wait until they were completely dry and ready to be hung on the Christmas tree!"

Moranbah and District Support Services and the Connecting Communities Program would like to acknowledge and thank BMA, the Isaac Regional Council, AH Realty and the Janelle Vitale Swim School for their generous contributions to making this event a reality.

For more information, please contact Moranbah and District Support Services on (07) 4941 5164, or visit www.mdssmoranbah.com.au.