Two holiday programme days were set aside for the younger children, aged 5 -10 years. On the first day, the morning was spent at Newlands Community Centre where 26 children spent the morning baking chocolate chip cookies and making awesome frogs, turkeys, butterflies and paper planes!
The afternoon was very exciting for many of the children – we headed into Wellington for a guided tour of Westpac Stadium!!! The children saw the changing rooms, the player’s tunnel and many other “very cool” places around the Stadium. The excitement on the children’s faces was priceless! Who knows how many of them in the future will get to play on the grass!!
21 very energetic kids turned up for Day Two!! The day began with games at the Challenge House, led by two of our Gap students, with the favourite game being the classic “cat and mouse”! After some quick morning tea, we headed out to H2O Xtream where the day was spent swimming, going on fast slides, chilling in the lazy river, conquering the inflatables and scoring tries in pool rugby!!
We arrived back at the Challenge House with many happy, exhausted children (and staff!!!)
A big thank you to all the staff and volunteers for your help on the two days. Thank you also to the parents and whanau for letting us hang out and have some fun with your children.