I am a retired English teacher who has retired from teaching but not from life, which I intend to live to the full. With all my hobbies, I'm busier now than ever with my art groups, small business and gardening.
Tis the season, Christmas has gone, and boredom is setting in with cries of "It's boring, I've got nothing to do, "or" this is stupid." Yet there's still so much to do. The Christmas tree must be packed away, leftovers to be thrown out and there's all that shopping and labeling of school books and uniforms. Worse of all, there's still a whole 3 weeks to go and the coffers are nearly empty.
I was at the council offices and picked up a flyer outlining holiday activities. The City of Kwinana, is running these activities, organised by their Youth Services, The Zone (Kwinana Youth Space) that are free. The activities are all held at The Edge Skate Park, one of WA's biggest and newest skating facilities. The activities include, skateboard coaching, scooter coaching and a street ball competition. These sounded great for teenagers of all ages.
11th January, Thursday 9am to 11am 17th January, Wednesday 9am to 11am
30th January, Tuesday 10am to 3:30pm The last activity is a competition and registration is required.
Street Ball Competition
At the Skate Park, there's a "state of the art" outdoor court where 3V3 basketball is played.With the Street Ball Competition there will be prizes for shoot offs and to fight off the hunger pangs, free snacks are provided.
Competition dates and times:
16th January, Tuesday 2:30pm to 5pm
23rd January, Tuesday 2:30 to 5pm
If you want to find out more about these activities, check out the web site for the City of Kwinana and the Zone Youth Space. Zone Youth Space. You can also sign up for the Council's Newsletter which lets you know what's happening.
Some of the activities require registration. On the Zone web page there's a registration form that can be completed online. If you'd prefer to phone, 92364550 will get you through.
The City of Kwinana also has their own Facebook page which is worth a look. It is very informative with lots of great pictures.
I must admit, the Council's website was really easy to use which is unusual for a government website. Most are so convoluted, that after several hours I give up in frustration.
I was also glad to see that the Council had clearly outlined the code of conduct for all those using the Edge Skate Park.
Although spending quality time with your children can be a joy, there is only so much that can be endured until that quality time becomes an absolute nightmare. It can be traumatic trying to come up with ideas to fill the void. What can you do with your offspring without breaking the bank?. Believe me, they are out there.