The Perth branch of the School Holiday Program had great fun this April school break with loads of new activities! We share some of the top highlights for the participants.
A jam-packed holiday program
As one of our regular and most popular services, our School Holiday Program (SHP) grows bigger and bigger each year. Now in its sixth year, it has developed into a large and diverse program that operates out of two different locations. Each program is specifically designed to engage and educate the participants, and provide a range of new and exciting experiences. The children embark on a fun-filled two-week schedule, while parents and carers can take a break with some peace of mind.
The Perth crew came together again for the April school holidays. For many children and staff, this was the first time they had seen each other in months – everyone was so excited to be back!
Some of the most popular activities included:
- learning about rural living at the Landsdale Farm School
- trampoline fun at High Flyers
- the Messy Art Program, presented by Workpower’s own talented Meagan Bates
New experiences for everyone
For many, the highlight of the holidays was the visit from Critters up Close. This company aims to conserve native Australian wildlife and educate the public about our local environment. We had a visit from some endangered frogs, spiders, and snakes!
This was a new experience for many children, and there were some nerves at the start. But it was incredible to see the participants (and some staff!) conquer their fears and enjoy being close to animals they wouldn’t normally see.
Some families also opted to explore the Individualised Services option. This is where a child would access the community with the one-on-one support of a staff member. This approach allows participants to receive full support as they challenge themselves in situations they would not usually be comfortable in, like busy public places.
We’re happy to report on two successful outings! One participant visited Perth Zoo, while another caught the train to the climbing centre, Latitude, in Joondalup.
Stay tuned as we share some amazing feedback and new outcomes from our participants next week!