Festival offers wide array of activities

Cecilia AllenSound Telegraph

Children from across Kwinana will flock to Calista Oval this weekend for the Alcoa Children’s Festival, which will this year offer an expanded program and cater for a broader age range.

Families with children 12 and under will be able to enjoy a range of interactive science, art, music and environmental activities.

There will also be a diverse array of hands-on workshops and stations including Supersonic Science, Old MacDonald’s Farm-yard, Arty Brellas and African drumming.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said the City was proud to take the annual children’s event to the next level.

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“The City’s popular children’s party has been revitalised and expanded into a bigger and better children’s festival, now offering a wider variety of activities and entertainment for a broader age range,” she said.

“Young children will be kept busy in the under-5s zone with craft and dance activities, while adventurous children will enjoy rides and go-karts.

“Parents and guardians will not be disappointed either, with a massage station and plenty of food trucks and coffee on offer.”

The work of Kwinana’s young artists will also be displayed at the Alcoa Children’s Festival, including artworks produced by grade 4 students as part of the Environmental Histories project.

This project has seen around 200 students participate in talks and workshops by the City of Kwinana in the areas of bushland, coastal and marine, wetlands and waste management.

West Australian artist Shana James has worked with the students to create their own concertina picture book based on what they have learned.

The Alcoa Children’s Festival is made possible through the sponsorship of Alcoa and Lotterywest.

The Festival will take place between 11am and 3pm on Saturday.

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