Charlton skies were recently filled with colourful kites as children up to primary school age were given free kites to celebrate Children’s Week. The Charlton Neighbourhood House was successful in securing a grant through the Victorian Governments Department of Education, which went the majority of the way to cover the costs. Initially it was planned to have a family kite flying day similar to the successful event held last year, but with COVID-19 guidelines still needing to be observed, that was not possible. Instead kites were distributed to the Charlton P-12 College, St Josephs Primary School, Charlton Pre-school and the Charlton Playgroup. Just as much fun was had by children decorating their kites as flying them, and if lack of wind was an issue, some imaginative children used household fans.
It is hoped to again see the return of the huge decorative kites that were flown last year in Charlton, and for families to bring their kites out anytime the winds allow it.