School holiday activities on offer

Bowl Groms Scooter Skills Workshop

The winter school holidays start on June 28 and run until July 9.

Council libraries believe that they have plenty of activities on offer, suiting all hobbies and interests, to cure any boredom.

For all the creative types looking to challenge their minds, there is a creative writing workshop on July 1 at Toukley Library.

In this workshop, children aged nine to 11 craft a story using the Magic and Fairytale dice as a guide and can team up with other participants.

At Lake Haven Library, children aged nine to 12 can participate in an Ozobot workshop on July 2.

These tiny robots can identify lines, colours and codes made on physical surfaces to teach students about the basics of coding.

Also on offer at Lake Haven Library is the Go Wild with Lego workshop, for students aged six to12 on June 29 and July 5.

At this workshop, students can let their imagination go wild and build whatever they like.

For slightly older students, Tuggerah Library is hosting a Raspberry Pi Coding Lab on June 29.

Here students can learn to create a basic game on a Raspberry Pi small computer.

After the group makes their games, students will have the chance to play each other’s games.

For the more sports oriented, Lake Haven Recreation Centre is holding a jumping castle and sports skills program on June 29 and July 8.

This program is suitable for students aged five to12 and kids can jump, dodge, weave, throw, kick and shoot their way through obstacles, inflatables and sports activities.

For those wanting to learn some new skills on their skateboard or scooter, Central Coast Youth Services are running their Bowl Groms Scooter and Skate Skills workshop at Blue Haven Skate Park on June 29.

For those not wanting to leave the house these holidays there are plenty of activities being held online also, such as Trivia Online who will be running an online trivia via Zoom and Kahoot quizzing Coast kids about their favourite children’s books.

This activity will be held on June 28.

The Great Recycle Maker Challenge is another online program.

This challenge will put the design and engineering skills of Coast students to the test, creating a project out of recycled materials.

This challenge will be running throughout the holidays and participating students will be receiving a participation certificate at the end.

Harry Mulholland