Shark hunters wanted for school vacation program – Logan City Council

Division 10 Councilman Miriam Stemp joins Stanley Baker (center) and Paul Baker at Shark and Ray Gardens in Loganholme before a shark fighting session during the KRANK school holidays.

Kids dreaming of becoming marine biologists can fight sharks during the Logan City Council’s June/July school vacation program.

Interactive educational sessions for children and teens aged 7-17 will take place at Loganholme’s Shark and Ray Gardens as part of the Council’s KRANK school holiday program.

The sessions take place between 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday June 28 and Monday July 4.

A tapping and playing session with sharks and rays will take place from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. on Sunday, July 10.

Registration is required for all sessions. The Shark and Stingray Gardens are in the Nielsen Aboriginal Nursery on Beenleigh Redland Bay Rd in Loganholme.

The upcoming KRANK program includes activities ranging from a ninja obstacle course and outdoor climbing wall to workshops in circus acts, glass fusion, extreme hip hop and multimedia art.

The program, which includes free and low-cost activities for children aged 5 to 17, runs during the school holidays from Saturday June 25 to Sunday July 10.

The KRANK program booklet can be downloaded via the website –

The city’s lifestyle president’s adviser, Laurie Koranski, said KRANK offers both indoor and outdoor activities.

“There will be no excuse for kids to get bored with so many different and interesting activities on offer,” said Cr Koranski.

“KRANK is a popular Council program and activities usually book up very quickly, so we encourage people to book early.”

Division 10 Councilman Miriam Stemp said the Shark and Ray Gardens provide a unique educational experience.

“It will provide our KRANK participants with an incredible hands-on experience that is not available in many places,” said Cr Stemp.

“The site was inundated by flood waters earlier this year and owner Paul (Baker) has done a great job preparing it for reopening.”

Reservations for all KRANK sessions open at 9 a.m. on Monday June 13 and can be made directly through the providers listed in the program booklet.

A limited number of printed activity booklets will be available from Logan Libraries and the Council’s Customer Service Centers in Jimboomba, Beenleigh and Logan Central.

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