09 May
April School Holidays fly by with fun and plenty of fresh air

April School Holidays fly by with fun and plenty of fresh air

Workpower’s School Holiday Program returned for the April holidays and they were as actioned packed as ever.

Spread across two weeks, the team used a bit of creativity when planning the schedule, ensuring to make the most of the outdoors and adhering to COVID-19 safety measures.

An abundance of school holiday fun

Close to 30 school-aged children and 30 Support Coaches came together across two locations in Singleton and Cannington for anarray of activities that saw them have fun and challenge themselves.

Swimming and water activities were a big hit, as well as travelling to Bunnings to take part in the a DIY workshop where customers enjoyed hammering and painting to create a money box.

School holiday participant Feraidon Ahmadi said he couldn’t decide which activity was his favourite.

“I like the program because it is good and what I like the most is playing soccer in the park.” he said.

“I liked the music from the speaker at this school and I liked swimming and catching the ball in the pool”.

A scavenger hunt got everybody, customers AND Support Coaches, excited and running around outdoors.

One group also visited the local community garden where customers had fun and got their hands dirty planting and painting, all the while giving back to their local community.

For participant Sam Ellem, it was seeing his friends again that was the highlight.

“One reason I like attending is seeing my friends a few times each year,” he said.

“It also gives me a chance to get out of the house and there is new opportunities and stuff you can learn”.

Experienced one-on-one NDIS support

Our experienced Support Coaches provided one-on-one support to our customers, tailoring the programs where necessary and ensuring everyone was building confidence and enjoying themselves.

“As usual it is great to see how the children connect with each other.,’ Team Leader Linda MacLeod said.

“Great friendships are formed and some of the older children act as older siblings for the younger ones.”

Fellow Team Leader, Lisa Driehuis agrees.

“It was particularly lovely to see Bianca Kemps who has been on many programs greet a new child Gia Ransley,” Lisa said.

“To see how she made an effort to help her to feel welcome and belong was great.”

About the School Holiday Program

Run every school holidays, the Program offers school aged children with disability from seven to 17 an opportunity to develop friendships, enjoy themselves with dancing, laughing and working together with every activity.

No matter what interests the customers have, the Workpower School Holiday Program really helps to make the most of the school holidays.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next round of School Holiday Programs, or sign up for our ongoing one-on-one community supports. For more information visit https://workpower.com.au/supports/