TIME OUT FOR FUN: Roma State College students Hannah Lacey and Jessica Harland are excited to see the end of the first half of school and get stuck into holiday activities.
TIME OUT FOR FUN: Roma State College students Hannah Lacey and Jessica Harland are excited to see the end of the first half of school and get stuck into holiday activities. Sarah Dionysius

Two weeks of Maranoa holiday activities for just $66!

KEEPING the kids entertained theses school holidays doesn’t have to break the bank.

The Maranoa Regional Council has organised a jam-packed school holiday program with a number of the activities provided at little to no cost.

In fact, if your youngster were to be involved in all 16 of the activities to be provided in Roma over the full two weeks, this would only set you back $66.

This includes a number of fun and interactive workshops, laser skirmish, sporting clinics, cultural activities, movie nights and even a three day camp where children can participate in orienteering, archery and crafts.

The activities have been designed for young people between the ages of 10-25, with some of them catering for those under 10 (but only with the guidance of a responsible adult).

Portfolio Chair for Youth, Recreation and Sport Peter Flynn is encouraging young people to be involved in activities that promote health and well-being while having fun at the same time.

“Council is focused on keeping our youngsters healthy, active and community-minded, so that we have happy children and adults into the future,” Cr Flynn said.

“With a great spread of activities that has been designed at little or no cost, I encourage parents and children to get involved this holidays.”

Roma State College students Hannah Lacey and Jessica Harland are planning on attending some of the council organised activities in between training for a netball carnival.

“We will try and get to some of activities in the first few days because netball is mainly during the last week,” Jessica said.

“The hip hop workshop looks interesting and Hannah can dance but I’m not really that good.”

However, the girls did have some ideas for what they would like added to the program.

“They have a lot on during the Easter and Christmas holidays but I think they could put more on during the winter holidays,” Jessica said.

“I’d like to see a lot more sport put on during the holidays.”

For the full list of activities, go online to www.maranoa.qld.gov.au.


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