City offers range of activities for children during school holidays

City offers range of activities for children during school holidays

Parents need not worry about how to keep their children entertained during the upcoming school holidays. The City of Cape Town’s Community Services Directorate will host a range of activities at many of its community centres, multi-purpose centres, sports fields and libraries during the winter school holidays.

“Each of the six districts within the Library and Information Services Department and the Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department will present programmes. They will use the services of volunteers to ensure that all of the programmes are effectively implemented. Our goal with these programmes is to encourage children from communities throughout the city to participate in sport, recreation and special events during the holiday period and beyond this time,” said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, Councillor Tandeka Gqada.

The volunteer programme standardises volunteer recruitment and management procedures across Departments, and also ensures that volunteers feel valued in the organisation.

Library programmes

The City’s Library and Information Services Department will host a range of activities at many of its public libraries.

Programmes include games (computer, board, outdoor), puzzles, art and craft activities, story-telling, DVD shows, face-painting, soup kitchens, art classes, painting, reading clubs and magic shows, amongst others. Public libraries will be presenting these programmes in collaboration with Safeline, Blue Ribbon, Sasko, Wally 107, the Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department and Fire Services, amongst others.

The public are encouraged to visit their public libraries in their communities for further details. For more information on the complete list of Holiday Programmes and facilities please visit: www.capetown.gov.za/library.

Sport and recreation programmes

The Sport, Recreation and Amenities Department has planned approximately 500 holiday programmes which will run from 25 June – 13 July 2012.

Indoor programmes that will be hosted at Community Centres include board games, gymnastics, rope-skipping, karate, pool, poetry and drama, concerts, indigenous games, cultural dances and fitness training, Hip-Hop dancing, sports and fitness activities, talent shows and arts and crafts.

Outdoor programmes include five-a-side soccer, mini-netball, basketball, cricket, hockey, sport against crime, big walks, fun runs, jumping castles, face-painting, trampolines, touch rugby and various recreational activities and family fun festivals.

The public are encouraged to visit the centres in their communities.

For more information on the complete list of Holiday Programmes and facilities please visit: www.capetown.gov.za/en/sportrecreation