Virtual school holiday fun

Thursday 09 April, 2020

There are still plenty of fun activities to entertain the kids these school holidays with a number of virtual programs to run on the Tamworth Regional Council website to replace programs impacted by venue closures related to COVID-19.

Without having to leave the house, children can take part, with one activity being highlighted through Council’s social media channels each weekday between Tuesday, 14 April and Friday, 24 April 2020.

The Program schedule kicks off with a Recycling Facility Quiz, where children can go on a virtual tour of the facility and take a quiz to go in the draw to win a worm farm.

There are art and craft activities including making a night scape and making a t-shirt bag with Tamworth Regional Gallery Education Officer, Kate Armstrong, and cartooning with local artist, Danny Stanley.

“The Tamworth Regional Gallery's education team has developed a range of workshop experiences accessible online using materials readily found around the home which means there is no need to buy new or special materials,” Kate said.

“Workshop themes include mixed media landscapes, cartooning and drawing, and an amazing no sew technique for making a unique one-of–a-kind bag from a t-shirt! If you have a pint-sized Thea Proctor, teen Tom Roberts, or kindergarten Kandinsky at home, this is a perfect chance for their imagination to run wild!”

To get young ones moving, there are five workouts with Blake Mammarella from the Tamworth Regional Sports Dome.

“There are two videos aimed at primary school children, teaching them basic fundamentals and to move well,” Blake said.

“The two videos for the high school age group are higher intensity and longer, aimed to increase fitness levels, plus a simple hand eye co-ordination video designed to improve reflexes children can take back to other sports. They’re fun games that are really simple and parents can join in.”

The program also includes two workshops on coding, Interactive Science workshops and other library programs from Central Northern Regional Library (CNRL), a Home Water Efficiency Audit activity, and a 14-day Art Challenge put together by Tamworth Regional Gallery in collaboration with the New England Regional Art Museum.

To view the full program online, visit or search Tamworth Regional Council on Facebook.

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