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“An excellent start to the summer holidays”

Children's Holiday Fun, organized by Helvetia and the University of St Gallen, took place for the fourth time from 9-13 July 2018. 32 children took part in this varied week, including Christian Moosberger’s sons. Find out what Christian Moosberger thought of the event.

19 July 2018, author: Nadja Häberli, photos: Daniela Bleichenbacher

While his sons (aged eight and eleven) are enjoying themselves at the Children's Holiday Fun event on the Barfussweg and at the rope park in Jakobsbad, Christian Moosberger is able to concentrate fully on his work as Head of Construction and Industry Claims Inspection. His children have been involved since the very beginning, and are taking part for the fourth time in the Children's Holiday Fun event organized by Helvetia and the University of St Gallen.

Something for everyone

The week offers children from preschool age to year 6 plenty of variety – making pirate gear, a paper chase, a visit to Walter Zoo in Gossau, making Indian jewellery, orienteering and cooking spaghetti in the forest. It’s no surprise that Christian Moosberger’s sons don’t want to go home in the evenings after so much action. He greatly appreciates what the Children's Holiday Fun event has to offer: “As working parents, we don't have twelve weeks’ holiday like the children do. So events like Children's Family Fun are really helpful – and they're an excellent start to the summer holidays for the children.”

Flexible working

As well as enjoying Children's Holiday Fun, Christian’s older sun also benefited from the Future Day, which Helvetia also laid on last year. When the children were even younger, the Moosberger family made use of Helvetia’s crèche facility. In addition to these childcare offerings, Christian Moosberger also appreciates being able to work flexibly. “During the school holidays, I sometimes work from home for half a day. That way we all benefit – someone's there for the children and I can still get my work done.”

Helvetia’s Children’s Holiday Fun

Helvetia’s Children’s Holiday Fun took place this year for the fourth time in St. Gallen and for the third time in Basel. A total of 58 children (32 in St. Gallen and 26 in Basel) took part. In St. Gallen, Children's Holiday Fun has been a joint venture between Helvetia and the University of St Gallen for the last three years.

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