Sunday Funday at Bidyadanga

4 April 2016
In a remote aboriginal community like Bidyadanga holidays can often pass by with little recognition, other than the fact children get a couple of days off school and the local shop is closed. But for the Easter weekend last month things were a little different! Bidyadanga Remote Pool Manager Bernie Egan decided to ensure the weekend was one to remember with an Easter Sunday Funday at the pool. 

Sunday is usually the family day at the pool with more parents and guardians bringing children along for a swim. Bernie added some ball games, Egg and Spoon Races and Duck races in the pool and it became a lot of fun for all! Children aged from 5 to 16 all had a chance to compete in the races, with ribbons being awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

The pool fun finished up with a special version of an Easter Egg Hunt, with kids hunting for old 1 and 2 cent coins in the pool, which they then traded in at the kiosk for eggs. 

Bernie says "A fantastic day was had by all, and the children are already asking when the next Egg Hunt is going to be." For more information about the great work being done by our Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pool Project, click the link below.