The after-school activities were developed out of the Safe Community for Kids Working Group. It was identified that there was a lack in low costing activities for young kids up to 12 years old. Services on the committee joined forces and delivered two mini events during term 3. Nepean Community Neighbourhood Services, Breakthru, Penrith City Council, Braddock Public School, Cranebrook High School and Barnardos have all come together to make these activities possible.
The mini events were held at Sheringham Oval which is easily accessible to all community, kids and young people. It was great to see young children from Braddock Public School come down with the teachers to join in the fun outside the classroom along with the local After School Care group.
Both events were completely free to the community and catered to for missing audience. Oz tag, bowling, basketball, art and craft were all on offer at the events which was a great success. With approximately 60 kids making the most of the games and activities that were on offer, we have decided to continue the afternoon activities in Term 4 2018.