Following the success of the first Shepparton SEDA school holiday program, a further two sessions will run today and tomorrow at the Tatura Stadium.
First held during the July school holidays by Shepparton SEDA Diploma students, the program was ran as part of their Tiwi Islands project.
SEDA Diploma of Sport Development student Zoe Backway was one of the program coordinators and said Shepparton SEDA, in conjunction with the Essendon Football Club, was going to the Tiwi Islands this October to facilitate football, fitness and health promotion activities for the Tiwi College and the Tiwi Island community.
‘‘A part of the Diploma of Sports Development qualification is to plan, organise and deliver a major event for a disadvantaged community,’’ Ms Backway said.
‘‘In order to raise money for project costs, (we) have organised a school holiday program in Tatura at the Tatura Community Stadium through Shepparton Sports Stadium.
‘‘The day consisted of the kids showing up at 8.30am and the morning (was spent) getting kids to know everyone, playing minor games, fruit for break and then throughout the afternoon playing soccer games, kicking the footy, a game of dodge ball and some time to relax with a movie.
‘‘I think the SEDA staff had just as much fun as the kids.’’
Ms Backway gave a huge thanks to Mooroopna Fresh, which donated the fruit.
A session was held yesterday from 8.45am to 4.30pm for primary school students in years 2 to 6 at the Tatura Stadium and another session will run today at the same times at a cost of $30.
■For more information, email Zoe Backway at [email protected]