Fun in the sun for school kids

2016-10-13 06:00
Children enjoyed games during school holiday programme at Wetlands Park, in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, on Friday. PHOTOS: Anelisa Boyce

Children enjoyed games during school holiday programme at Wetlands Park, in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, on Friday. PHOTOS: Anelisa Boyce

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It was a fun filled day when dozens of children played various games as part of school holiday programme at Wetlands Park, in Makhaza on Friday.

The Khayelitsha Children’s Schools Holiday was organised by City of Cape Town’s of Sports and Recreation, Libraries, Social Development and Mayoral Urban Regeneration Programme.

Anda Ntsodo, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services for the city, said Subcouncil 14 was also part of the event.

He said the school holiday programme was good to keep the children busy.

“Residents should take ownership of parks so they do not get vandalised and they must use them to the fullest.

We also want to introduce sporting codes that we do not have here and also increase the usage of the park. This place used to be a dumping site, but now it is a place for relaxing, enjoyment and even weddings take place here.

We decided to convert it to something useful. We are also looking for more vacant spaces that we can transform in the area,” Ntsodo said.

Among the sports that children played were boxing, tennis, jumping-castles and many more.

Zukisani Sentiwe, 15, one of the children, said the day was joyful for him.

“It is very nice to be here. I am very happy. I like playing boxing. I always come and play here and it keeps me busy during school holidays,” Sentiwe said.

Luphuhliso Jaji, 14, also one of the children, said the day was good for her.

“I am really enjoying myself here. I play tennis. We do not get bored when we come here,” Jaji said.

Ntsodo also launched an ablution project in the area on the day.

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