Bookings open for revamped KRANK program

Published: 1 June 2018

Bookings open for revamped KRANK program

Fun will be high on the agenda when Logan City Council’s KRANK school holiday program kicks off in July.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said Council’s KRANK School Holiday Program would operate from July 2 to 15 for children aged from five to 17 years

“We have a comprehensive program organised which is designed to beat holiday boredom and all activities are either free or low-cost,” Cr Swenson said.

“Bookings will open at 9am next Monday (June 4) and as many of the activities book out quickly we encourage people to get in quick.

“You can check out the full program online at logan.qld.gov.au/krank

“Bookings can be made by contacting the activity provider listed.”

Cr Swenson said the program had been given a fresh new look in time for the July school holidays.

“Last year we surveyed Logan’s young people about what they would like to see in the KRANK program and since then we have revamped it to include many of their suggestions,” he said.

“They wanted more active activities like abseiling, wake-boarding, go-karting, BMX and scooter riding, skateboarding and touch football and these will all be part of the upcoming school holiday fun in our specially designed program for teens.”

Cr Swenson said following on from last year’s interest in the Channel 9 show Australian Ninja Warrior, a ninja obstacle course will be held for both the younger and the older age groups.

“Participants will be able to climb, jump, crawl, squeeze and swing like a ninja over the course at Waller Park from 9am to noon on July 15.

“We have also included workshops on vision boards and goal setting and saltwater fishing in the updated program.”

Cr Swenson said the new KRANK program booklet featuring the July and September/October holiday periods was designed as a flip book incorporating a section for the five to 11-year-olds and a different section for activities for young people aged 12 to 17-years-old.

“This makes it easy for people to access the program activities which best suit them and their children.”
Cr Swenson said KRANK was extremely popular with the local community and many activities booked out even before the school holidays began.

Yarrabilba resident Kathleen Jackson said KRANK was a great program.

“It gets the kids out of the house and the boredom isn’t there over the school holidays,” Ms Jackson said.

“It is always a struggle to find different activities to do with the kids and KRANK provides a wide variety.”