Rock up to Children’s Week

October 21, 2021 BY

Creating and connecting: At the three Shire-run pop-ups, kids will craft their own colourful friendship rocks. Photo: FILE

GOLDEN Plains families are invited to join the Shire as they celebrate Children’s Week this October.

Putting the achievements and talents of kids the spotlight, three events run by the municipality will take place throughout the festival between Saturday, 23 and. Sunday 31 October.

Pop-ups at Bunjil Lookout, Haddon Lions Woady Yaloak Centenary Park, and Teesdale’s Turtle Bend will link to the week’s broader theme of exploring young people’s rights to safe relationships and friendships of their choosing.

Playing and crafting friendship rocks, children will be able to meet new people, share ideas, and learn together.

Mayor Cr Helena Kirby invites families to connect at the free activity mornings.

“Council is pleased to once again offer inclusive in-person Children’s Week activities after our virtual celebration in 2020,” she said.

“Our Child and Family Services team has done a fantastic job organising what is sure to be a fun and engaging activity day for children and families from across the Shire.

“The pop-up events and friendship rock activities will deliver a fun-filled celebration of Children’s Week for Golden Plains families.”

The Children’s Week pop-ups will run from 11am to 12pm, at Bunjil Lookout on Monday, 25 October; Haddon Lions Woady Yaloak Centenary Park on Tuesday, 26 October; and Teesdale’s Turtle Bend on Thursday, 28 October.

They have been funded by the State Department of Education and Training.

Craft supplies will be provided and children should come dressed in comfortable, mess-appropriate clothes.

Shire kinders and playgroups will be able to participate from their own centres, receiving friendship rock packs from the Shire.

To ensure COVID compliance, registration via [email protected] or 5220 7230 is essential.

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