One of the biggest sporting events of the year is coming to the northern beaches these winter school holidays. Spread across several locations dates and sports, are several two-day Olympics hosted by Motiv8sports. July 4-5 at Killarney High School, July 7-8 and July 11-12 at the NBSC Freshwater Senior Campus and July 14-15 at Narrabeen Sports High School. Kindy to Year 6. $25-$125. See motiv8sports.com.au/locations/northern-beaches.
Hands-on LEGO and robotics workshops at BRICKS 4 KIDZ include Star Wars, Minecraft, Pokemon and more. Collaroy, Balgowlah and Forestville, with various one day ($105) and two day ($200) workshops from Monday July 4 to Monday July 18. Ages 5-11. See www.bricks4kidz.com.au under programs and events.
Camp Blue Manly is a fun and varied camp on the grounds of Stella Maris College, and at nearby Keirle Park, Lagoon Reserve and Manly Beach. Think Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, street dancing, art and more. $145 per day or $670 for five days. Kindergarten to Year 9. July 4-8 and July 11-15. See campblue.com.au.
Test your language skills with songs, dance, music, games and role-plays at LinguaKidz. Languages include Spanish, Italian and Japanese. For ages 5-15, the three-day program (9am-3pm daily, $375 per child) runs at Curl Curl North Public School on July 11-13. See www.linguakidz.com.au/holiday-camps.
Educate and inspire the kids with heartbreaking and triumphant stories of asylum-seekers, migrants and refugees at Manly Art Gallery & Museum, as part of Refugee Week 2022. Settled/Unsettled explores the deeply personal stories of war and conflict, and exile and displacement. Artists include Iraqi born Hedar Abadi, who worked as a painter during the dictatorship period of Saddam Hussein before fleeing the war-torn country as a political refugee, Iranian artist Mehrdad MehrAeen, who explores themes of loneliness and isolation through his art, and emerging artist Raneen Shamon, who fled Iraq via Jordon and arrived in Australia as a refugee in 2017. East German-born turned Beaches local artist and Archibald Prize finalist Kathrin Longhurst is showing a series of ten large portraits of refugees living in greater Sydney, with an aim to empower women. The free exhibition runs from June 24 to July 31, with various talks associated with the exhibition. See www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/whats-on/settled-unsettled.
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