During the heat of the recent summer school holidays it was fantastic to see the amazing array of activites and workshops that are on offer to interest and entertain children of all ages. To the north of us in Logan, the KRANK School Holiday Program is provided by Logan City Council to its residents either at a low cost or free of charge. This fantastic program runs throughout the school holiday periods and offers a wide variety of fun and engaging programs for children aged 5 to 17 years old. From circus workshops to indoor bowls and hot hula to kite making and flying, this program is a wonderful initiative and a welcome diversion for families during time off school.
Natura Education are very excited to be involved with the KRANK holiday program and have already to delivered two workshops during the summer break, and are set to deliver another two during the upcoming Easter holiday in April:
- Waterbugs and Waterways – Tuesday 4 April – 10.00-11.30am
- Bric a Brac Art Attack – Wednesday 5 April – 10.00-10.30am
Both to be held at the Berrinba Wetlands in Browns Plains – See the KRANK webpage for more information.
Natura’s first two KRANK workshops were held in the heat of January and were a resounding success. On Wednesday 11 January Natura Education held our ‘Mini Beasts and Bugs’ workshop at the Berrinba Wetlands and a wonderful time was had by all. With 26 children attending, along with parents and carers, our group had an eventful time learning about the wonders of the bugs and critters that live all around us, getting up close and personal with creatures that we brought along as well as quite a few more that were living in the environment of the Berrinba Wetlands. The pictures from this event really do tell a story:
The following week on Wednesday 18 January we braved the heat once more and were greeted back at the Berrinba Wetlands by a lovely cool breeze and a smaller, but equally as enthusiastic, group of children and parents who came along to our ‘Wicked Worms and Organic Food Gardening’ workshop. Today it was all about getting your hands dirty and the children did exactly this while planting seeds, making their own compost and getting to know all about the wonder of worms.
Our educators were delighted with the level of engagement and enthusiasm shown by the children and their families and they cannot wait for the next program to roll around in April. We would like to thank all of the children and their families who came along during the January sessions, your happy faces, inquisitive minds and sense of fun made delivering this program a real pleasure – we hope to see you again in April. A big thanks also go to Logan City Council and the KRANK program organisers for providing such a valuable opportunity for the children of Logan, we look forward to working with you again.