The school holidays are nearly over and that means Dubbo kids are heading back to school, but for these two weeks children have enjoyed a range of fun and engaging activities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a small participation decrease of about 20 per cent at the Western Plains Cultural Centre for its school holiday program.
Dubbo regional Council's cultural development coordinator Jessica Moore said ordinarily, these sessions are 'drop-in' style, but since COVID-19 restrictions were introduced by government and Council, they were required to take registrations.
"As such, we thought that this might affect the success of the workshops. Despite this, we are still very happy with the numbers, and it's great to see creative kids enjoying the centre again - they certainly bring the energy and life back," she said.
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Ms Moore said they were really keen to restart the kids events and programs first as events started recommencing.
"Giving kids a safe space to create and explore their imagination is so important, particularly during a time that is chaotic and stressful," she explained.
"It is great that the WPCC as a centre can be a place of respite and calm and encourage people - particularly kids - to explore creativity as a way to express themselves more.
Ms Moore said the WPCC is also restarting the beloved MiniMakers program next week.
This is for infants up to five years and is creativity expression with kids and their parents.
Registrations are essential.