AT A STRETCH: Encourage the kids away from the screen and onto the court through the Active Breaks program.
AT A STRETCH: Encourage the kids away from the screen and onto the court through the Active Breaks program. Kate Czerny

Have fun, get active these school holidays

GET the kids up and moving these school holidays with Ipswich City Council's Active Breaks program.

The program offers kids a chance to try a new sport for free during the school break.

Activities include a range of sports from cricket and tennis to trampolining and martial arts.

Division 1 Councillor David Morrison said it was important to get kids away from the screen and out enjoying some physical activity during the break.

"Ipswich City Council is committed to assisting young people to lead healthy, active lifestyles," Cr Morrison said.

"Since 2009 council has provided the Active Breaks program which involves local teachers and sports clubs delivering free, fun and physically active sessions.

"This June/July school holiday period will see a huge variety of activities on offer for kids of all ages and abilities to try.

"This holiday period is extra special, as kids will for the first time have the chance to get amongst nature and try their hand at canoeing and bird watching."

The one-hour activities are suitable for ages five to 17 and also for children with special needs who want to book in.

The program runs from Monday, June 29, to Friday, July 10.

Bookings are filling fast.

To find out more, visit ipswich.qld.gov.au/activebreaks or phone 1300 795 059.

Activities

  • Cricket
  • Canoeing
  • Skipping
  • Dance
  • Little athletics
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Dance
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Disc golf
  • Trampoline
  • Rugby league
  • Jujitsu
  • Vigoro
  • Hockey
  • Birdwatching

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