This year, Dovercourt’s After School Program is back with Bounce Back League, Kid Food Nation and Character Development Programs. The Club concluded last year’s After School Programming with a 12 Days of Fitness program leading up to the Christmas break.
Led by the Club’s Holy Rosary Catholic School staff, the 12 Days of Fitness program offered members the opportunity to become fit. Every day, staff members came up with and guided participants through a series of exercises – from jumping jacks to general stretches. “I thought it was a great idea, supported them and gave them freedom in deciding what exercises they were doing,” said Afterschool School Coordinator, Igor Ribeiro. “I believe the kids enjoyed it because it was a new, fresh way to start the After School Program.”
In December 2019, Bounce Back League’s first session culminated with an exciting soccer tournament. The winning team was Sporting FC with players Gianluca Carnevale, Alessandra Carnevale, Tomas Alves, Mateo Rocha and Ayub Ibrahim. This program is designed for children to develop physical skills, life skills to bounce back from ups and downs of playing sports and provide learning opportunities for children to try new sports. “Children learned perseverance, teamwork and commitment,” said After School Program Coordinator, Shevin Joseph. “Certain players developed leadership skills by leading their teams.”