Summer Camp warms children’s hearts

Staff Reporter –

More than 100 children participated in a five-day summer camp organised by the Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust last month.

It was work, education and play for the participants, aged between six and 14 years, at Mount Roskill War Memorial Hall located at May Road, Mt. Roskill from January 11 to January 15, 2016.

According to Roopa Suchdev, who was recently honoured in Delhi with a ‘Bharat Gaurav Award’ for her services to the community (see separate story in this section), inaugurated the first session followed by an aerobic session tuned to Hindi film music conducted by Ella Kumar, an elected Member of the Puketapapa (Mount Roskill) Local Member and a trained teacher.

Good Routine

Summer Camp warms- Children at play Web“The daily routine included a series of workshops and activities planned by our team of 20 volunteers and teachers. Regular nutrition breaks included lunch, fruit and evening snack,” Ms Suchdev said.

According to her, the workshops included Personality Development, Nutrition, Arts & Crafts, Dance, Music, Sports and Waste management.

“Among those involved with the Camp were the Auckland Council, Smita Biswas from Auckland Libraries, BAPS Sri Swaminarayan Temple, Auckland, Hope & Health, Swar Sadhna Music School and Kelly Sports,” Ms Suchdev said.

A picnic to the Ambury Farm on January 13 formed a part of the programme.

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