Lesson filled with fun

THEY may be from the province of Naitasiri but learning how to swim is an important aspect of life for them.

And this was why father of three children, Ratu Apenisa Qiolevu, ensured he took his children to the beach on Boxing Day so they could learn how to swim.

The family was part of a group of villagers from Navuso and Kalabu outside Suva, who were seen at the picnic spot in Deuba on Friday.

Mr Qiolevu said every year, they made an effort to at least be part of a picnic trip because this was where they (children) would learn and at the same time enjoy.

He said it was one of the best ways to teach their children safe swimming tips.

Apart from the usual family trips to town and movies, Mr Qiolevu, who is from Navuso Village, said parents from their village made it an effort to take their young ones not only for picnic but an educational trip as well.

Considering the polluted sea from Vatuwaqa to Laucala Bay area in Suva, the Qiolevu family was part of the hundreds of people who went to Deuba from the Capital City for a picnic.

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