West Tamar January School Holiday Report

A week of fishing, swimming, log slamming and bowling you say?!

22 January 2021

News from YAC

The January West Tamar School Holiday Program was a hit with 25 young people participating in a range of activities across the North. Here's an overview of what they got up to:

Monday - Fishcare Tasmania hosted the group at Clarence Point with a fishing opportunity at the jetty. Whilst casting out lines and hoping that the local stingray or the floating seal don't scare all the fish away, a few of the young people managed to catch a few good ones. The catch of the day went to a couple of lads who caught a 42cm flathead!

Tuesday - Not the warmest of days, but a lot of fun for the group as they enjoyed the Riverside Pool and waterslide. Making a splash off the ledge is often a highlight with a few creative moves to show off.

Wednesday - The school holiday group traveled to Beaconsfield for a range of fun activities that included the Log Slammer from House of Bounce, a slip and slide, water balloon volleyball and a water fight. The Beaconsfield Youth Centre was also open for the group to enjoy a hot chip lunch, have a break and try on some of the activities on offer.

Thursday - The final day of the program featured two games of bowling at Launceston Lanes. With 5 lanes booked and 27 people playing, there was a wide range of styles of 10 pin bowling with a few people managing to crack the triple figures. The trip concluded with a pizza lunch back at the YAC West Tamar room at Windsor Park.

West Tamar Council subsidises the costs for travel which makes it an affordable program for any young people aged 10-16 in the West Tamar to enjoy. Bus pick ups include Windsor, Legana, Exeter and Beaconsfield. For further information, please contact youth@wtc.tas.gov.au

pizza lunch
fish catch
10 pin bowling
water balloon volleyball