The month of January seems to be flying by and before we know it, February break will be here. For parents looking for something to do to keep their children active, the City of Martensville has you covered. They will once again be offering the Schools Out! Program, which will take place from February 16-19. This hour-long program is designed for children ages 5-12 and will include a variety of both physical activities, as well as STEM projects taking place at the North Ridge Community Centre.
Some of the activities included in the Schools Out! Program are snowshoeing, Generation POUND, snow volcanos, Winter Bootcamp, Instant snow and much more. Each day will consist of a new activity.
Jamie McCulloch, Recreation Program Coordinator II for the City of Martensville, will be the main facilitator for this program and advises that parents are asked to ensure their child brings the following items; Snow suits, winter gear, boots, indoor shoes, a mask and a water bottle.
“All of the programs will happen at the North Ridge Community Centre. We will be utilizing the trails somedays and will spend time outside in order to construct some of the STEM projects we have planned,” McCulloch explained.
This program will follow all COVID precautions that are required through the Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. All participants will be required to wear a mask both inside and outside while participating in the program. Each child will receive their own pre-packaged set of equipment/materials to reduce contact between objects and the participants. Sanitizing will be required upon arrival and each time activities are switched. A distance of six feet between children will be mandated during activities and during physical activity, a distance of three metres will be required. In addition, all adults must fill in and return a COVID release form that asks if anyone is experiencing flu/cold like symptoms to stay home.
There are two options available – full week, which will include Tuesday to Friday and is $15, along with different time slots to choose from. “Families can pick the time slot that works best for them to attend the program,” McCulloch said.
Registration for the Schools Out! program opened on January 18 and availability is limited. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-683-5575. To register visit: https://martensville.maxgalaxycanada.net/Home.aspx.