New holiday programme at Te Uki Ou

Saturday July 28, 2018 Written by Published in Education
A group of girls show off their gymnastic skills at the new holiday programme being run at Apii Te Uki Ou. 18072602 A group of girls show off their gymnastic skills at the new holiday programme being run at Apii Te Uki Ou. 18072602

A new holiday programme at Apii Te Uki Ou is helping keep Rarotonga kids active while on the current three-week school break.

 

The programme is run by Pennie Stephens and her daughter Chloe, who only moved to the island earlier this year. Together they have started a gymnastics and multi-sport programme which is running every morning over the school holiday period.

Stephens said it was all about keeping the kids active.

“We do simple things – ball games, noughts and crosses, dodgeball, treasure hunts and some gymnastics exercises as well,” she said.

“It’s just about keeping the kids active, outside enjoying the sunshine and having fun while they are on school holidays.”

Each session runs from 9am-12pm, Monday to Friday. Stephens said the turn-out had been good after the programme’s first week in operation.

“We organised this quite last minute but have had good numbers to start with,” she said. “The highest we have had this week is 15, which is fantastic.

“We will monitor the numbers over the next three weeks but would love to see as many people as possible.”

Despite being held at Te Uki Ou, the daily programme is open to all kids around the island aged five and over.

Anyone wanting more information is asked to contact Pennie on 56950.

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