Mid-year school holidays are on the horizon, and another action-packed Gunnedah Shire Council School Holiday Program will offer plenty of activities to keep students happy.

Holiday favourites are back, with the guys from Totem Skateboarding holding a free learn to skate beginner class and a mentoring skate session with professional skaters, both for ages six years and up. This is always a popular activity and bookings are essential!

Gunnedah Shire Library will once again offer Crafty Creations for 7-12 years and Book Buddies for those from zero to seven years – opening a world of reading and craft for younger students. Dr Seuss is the theme for the Library this holidays.

Create with Clay is also back, at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Centre, with two free sessions across the holidays. This activity for ages 10 plus helps students unleash their creativity with air-dry clay. It’s a favourite and spots fill quickly, so make sure you book!

For students aged 12 and up, the Gunnedah Conservatorium and Gunnedah Shire Council are presenting “I Will Tell you my Story” from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12 , a five-day program that runs between 10am and 3pm daily. Each day starts with yoga and community music-making before students choose their own adventure by nominating sessions including songwriting, visual arts, photography, theatre-making, digital storytelling and developing your own performance. This program is free, thanks to funding from the NSW Government, but bookings are essential.

PCYC also has a full program of fun events, including laser tag, paint and shake, Lego Masters and athletics.

“Once again, the Gunnedah Shire Council School Holiday Program has something for just about everyone,” Gunnedah Shire Council manager economy and growth Susan Frater said.

“This holidays, along with well as some of the activities that have proven to be favourites, we are also partnering with the Gunnedah Conservatorium for their “I Will Tell you my Story” program. This is a five-day program to encourage local young people to tap into their creative side and will culminate in a performance on the Friday afternoon.

“The Library is always a favourite with children, and we are happy that Create with Clay, Totem Skateboarding and the PCYC are all back. The Gunnedah Shire Council School Holiday Program includes many free activities and is a great way to keep the fun in the holiday period from July 8-20!”

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