Mataura holiday programme fun

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Holiday Fun . . . Sculpting salt dough into her initials was Lilly Mantell (9) at the Mataura Afterschool programme last week . PHOTO: VALU MAKA

Creating paper pinwheels, making fabric key chains and sculpting salt dough were some of the ways children kept themselves entertained at Mataura School last week.

The week-long Mataura Afterschool and Holiday Programme was for children aged 5-13.

Programme director Kelly Richardson said there was a variety of activities within each session.

About 11 children attended the programme.

Children participated in a range of activities throughout the week, including origami, playing four square, baking and painting rock art.

“The children get excited to take their crafts home to their families.

“They have loved making the rock art and fabric key chains and they turned out very nice.”

Among those to attend were James Blackler (10) and Lilly Mantell, who said they had a lot of fun.

“I liked the rock painting. I painted a stranded island with a person on it, because those are the kind of movies my dad likes to watch,” James said.

Lilly sculpted her salt dough into her initials with a little elephant on top.

“I don’t know why I chose an elephant, because my favourite animal is a horse, but I like doing art.”