School holiday fun for Bidyadanga kids

29 January 2020

The children at Bidyadanga Remote Aboriginal Community have enjoyed their summer holidays, with much time spent at our community swimming pool in the town. Pool Manager Bernie Egan has made sure there’s lots for the kids to enjoy, with the highlight being the presence of the LIWA Watch Around Water Aquarun inflatable to keep them active!

A special school holiday program has been running over the past few weeks, with kids coming in on Tuesday and Thursday morning to enjoy activities that will improve their swimming and water safety skills. Bernie says the activities have been both fun and educational “We’ve had the kids learning to swim with flippers and also practicing some rescue skills with our rescue tubes and the rescue manikins. Rescue ropes is another fun activity the kids have enjoyed, where they learn to throw a rope and pull someone to safety.”

The Go for 2 and 5 Swim for Fruit program has also been up and running throughout the holidays, with the local children swimming as many laps as they can to earn a reward of fruit snacks and healthy lunches. The school holidays will end this week with a fun pool party for the kids to enjoy as they get ready to head back to school.

You can read more about the Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool Project, supported by the Department of Communities and BHP, at the link below.

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