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MEDIA RELEASE - Show and tell headlines holiday program

16 June 2017

The novelty of show and tell will take on an interesting twist these school holidays, with some of the oldest and most fascinating historical items from our region to be showcased in a free interactive session for children.

A History Show and Tell, the first ever event of its kind, will headline this year’s winter school holiday program in the Glenelg Shire.

The session will explore the interesting stories of our region’s past, providing a rare chance for kids to ‘touch and feel’ the equipment and artefacts from yesteryear.

The antiques date back to the first ever settlement in Victoria in the 1800s, providing a real ‘wow’ factor when compared to the compact modern toys and tools of today.

Glenelg Shire Council Mayor Cr Anita Rank said the show and tell session was just one example of the free quality entertainment on offer this winter for children.

“Kids will be able take a step back in time these school holidays and get a unique glimpse of a world much different to their own thanks to the school holiday program,” she said.

“The session will be facilitated by council’s own Trevor Smith who is the curator of our cultural collection. There is no one else more qualified, or experienced, to deliver this session and it will be a real eye-opener for kids as to how life was lived before electronics, the internet and television existed.

“The show and tell event is just one of the many activities on offer as part of the holiday program that will help to beat the boredom and winter chills this July.

“The ever popular program continues to be booked out each year and the best part is that all of the sessions are free, allowing every kid in the shire the chance to participate in the activity, or activities, of their choosing.”

The program, open to Glenelg Shire school aged children up to year eight, includes cupcake decorating, a lego challenge, indoor sports activities, cinema sessions, pool parties and much more.

Activities will be held across the shire in Casterton, Heywood, and Portland during 1 – 14 July.

Bookings open from 9am on 26 June and with limited numbers available for many of the activities early bookings are encouraged are by calling 1300 GLENELG.

The School Holiday Program is currently being delivered to all shire schools and hard copies can be collected from council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries.

For further information, or to view a copy of the holiday program, please visit

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