Students spending their last few free days with fun, games

Local students enjoy and relax at the YMCA during their last weeks of summer vacation. (WRDW-TV / July 29, 2011)

Local students enjoy and relax at the YMCA during their last weeks of summer vacation. (WRDW-TV / July 29, 2011)

News 12 This Morning / Friday, July 29, 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It's the last full weekend students in six local districts get to enjoy before heading back to school.

As summer slips away and school kicks off next week in many counties, students like Kyrie Williams are trying soak in every last minute of freedom.

"It's too fun for me to leave. I'm like attached to it," said Williams, who is entering the third grade this August.

Campers at the Family Y, like Eric Hu, can't believe it's already time to go back.

"The first day of summer I thought would never end and it ended few days after this," said Hu, who is starting fifth grade.

This weekend, community pools and parks are expected to be packed with kids running, jumping and taking one last dip.

"I'm sad to see summer go because we like to do a lot of things," said Dianna Prickett, the mother of a fifth grader. "Spend time with family that you really can't do all year long."

Even moms are planning special ways to cap off the season.

"I'm gonna do as much as I can," Prickett said. "We have plans to go to the movies, plans for a sleepover."

Every parent knows, however, the fun and games have to end and some of them, such as Shaylnn Pruitt, can't wait.

"I'm excited for him to go back because I am a stay-at-home mom," Pruitt said. "I'm ready, he's bored during the summer."

For Kyrie, after she gets through the line at the slide and causes a few more splashes, it's down to business.

"Next week we still have camp, but I'm not gonna be here because I have to practice multiplication and division," she said. "Third grade is one of the hard grades."

While she gets her head start some students are thinking about next summer.

"I wanna come back here," Faith Prickett said.

The first schools to open up are in Burke, Jefferson and McCormick county on Aug. 3, which is only five days away.


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