LAUNCH TIME: Marla Addison, Spiro Cekanauskas, Alora Jepsen, Noah Connell, Tylor Patton, Eden Schiffmann and Lachlan Brownell.
LAUNCH TIME: Marla Addison, Spiro Cekanauskas, Alora Jepsen, Noah Connell, Tylor Patton, Eden Schiffmann and Lachlan Brownell.

Wild Ones catapulted

THE Wild Ones were at it again last Thursday as members of the youth adventure group had a catapult night.

The kids made their catapults and shooters out of icy pole sticks and spoons and then had the challenge of seeing whose would go further.

Small groups were given prizes dependent on who could launch the marshmallows and skittles across the biggest distance.

Co-ordinator Ron Petterson said they did have one issue.

"The only problem we found is that the kids ate more of the marshmallows then what they actually shot off," he laughed.

"(But) there were a couple that went a good five or six metres."

Mr Petterson said the activity was all about mixing fun and education.

"The whole night was about using their imagination a bit but also using some very fine motor skills in building the catapults," he said.

"It was a really fun but educational night in the sense of learning about physics and how things work."

While the young ones were having their fun, the older group were also hard at work on their Reef Festival float.

Mr Petterson said it had been a community effort.

"The really good thing that is happening with that is we've got the older ones building it and the younger ones will walk with it," he said.

"Its a really good local business and community group collaboration - it's really good to see.

"It's one of the things we really want the kids to learn - working and networking with other groups to get a result

"They'll be working a lot of nights and Saturdays between now and the festival but it's going to look amazing. I'd like to think it's going to be the winning one."


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