PCYC NSW has partnered with the Regional Youth Office to provide activities for young people during these school holidays | News from the region


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PCYC NSW has partnered with the NSW Regional Youth Office to provide free activities for young people in the NSW region during school holidays. PCYC NSW will travel around NSW from April 13-22, visiting six locations, including Griffith, to deliver engaging activities for young people in the regions. Activities on offer include things like bubble football, laser tag, free running and parkour, 3-on-3 basketball, and coding, among others. Transport is provided, as well as dinner for participants. The program lands in Griffith on April 21, with pick-ups starting at 2 p.m. and activities from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Holiday Break program is “designed to positively influence the health, well-being and social needs of children and young people, while building resilience, confidence, purpose and self-esteem”, according to the website. of the PCYC. More information and reservations for the day can be made on the PCYC website. Meanwhile, the local PCYC chapter in Griffith is hard at work putting the finishing touches on its own school holiday program, giving children a chance to get outside and stretch their legs over the holiday period. The local PCYC chapter is running regular after-school care from Hanwood Public School, preparing for the school holidays with a range of activities including movie outings, a color run and a “incredible race”. “We’re doing disco dancing, we’ve got some science and engineering stuff, and we’re having an amazing run this holiday,” said PCYC OOSH coordinator Pamela Kilby. The group is currently taking advance reservations, but places are filling up quickly. “It’s a center of 60 children, we book up fairly quickly but we still have bookings for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,” Ms Kilby said. READ MORE The club accepts Service NSW before and after school vouchers. “If they request the vouchers, it’s $500. We can scan them and add them to their account, so essentially they don’t pay, but if they don’t qualify, a fee will apply,” said explained Ms. Kilby. While you might expect the Griffith PCYC to have seen less demand as parents worked from home during the COVID-19 closures, Ms Kilby said that was not the case. “So basically we haven’t really felt a hit from COVID. Everyone was still coming, safety precautions are still being taken. Everything is still going well.” Holiday care is offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday during school holidays, with after-school care offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Holidays are excluded. Parents interested in enrolling their children in the PCYC OOSH program can contact the center at [email protected] Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:



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