Celebrating Australiana these school holidays
Published on 21 June 2022
Children will be able to celebrate Australian icons as part of Gannawarra Library Service’s popular school holiday program, which begins next week.
Three free activities will be held at the service’s Cohuna and Kerang branches across the two weeks, offering something for children of all ages.
“The Gannawarra Library Service team is renowned for its coordination of school holiday activities, with sessions planned this June and July no exception,” Gannawarra Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Tom O’Reilly said.
School-aged children will enjoy creating Australian Icon Snow Globes using special waterproof modelling clay at sessions occurring at Kerang’s Sir John Gorton Library on Tuesday, 28 June at 10.30am and the Cohuna Library on Friday, 8 July at 10.30am.
Children of all ages will also enjoy making their own cockatoo, koala, Bluey or Bingo during Australian Biscuit Decorating sessions planned for the Cohuna Library on Monday, 4 July at 10.30am and Kerang’s Sir John Gorton Library on Wednesday, 6 June from 10.30am.
Meanwhile, the library service has also teamed up with local artist, Lesa McKenzie for two Australian Watercolour workshops. Occurring at the Cohuna Library on Wednesday, 29 June from 2pm and Kerang’s Sir John Gorton Library on Thursday, 30 June from 10.30am, children aged nine years and above will be able to create beautiful Australian landscapes and floral paintings.
All children participating are to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, with bookings for each session essential. For more information or to book your spot, please phone (03) 5452 1546.
Families who visit Kerang’s Sir John Gorton Library during the school holidays are also encouraged to view the 2022 Australian of the Year Exhibition, which is open until Monday, 18 July.
This National Museum of Australia-curated and National Australia Day Council-supported exhibition showcases the state and territory recipients of the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards, including national winner, Dylan Alcott AO.
“The school holidays is a great time to learn more about the 2022 Australian of the Year award winners, the role these great people play in making Australia a great place to live and view an item each recipient has selected for the exhibition,” Mr O’Reilly said.