New playground opens at school
ST Kieran’s Primary School in Brighton has a new adventure playground.
The playground was officially opened with a blessing from Sandgate Brighton Catholic Priest Fr Modestus Mgbaramuko followed by a civil ceremony lead by Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe.
Acting Principal Margaret Tomov said the new playground gave children access to a play area that allowed creative play and adventure to develop their motor skills, coordination and to promote physical activity.
“The colourful playground is a lunchtime favourite for all our students and it invites creative, collaborative and imaginative play for our children” Mrs Tomov said.
Year 2 student Nicholas Dugri said, “I love everything in the new playground especially the labyrinth, sand pit and slide. Everything is so much fun.”
Prep teacher Kerry Simko said, “Our younger students especially love the hideout spaces which encourages them to develop their imagination and teamwork skills through play.
“It is also a fantastic outlet to expend their youthful energy.”
The playground was made possible through the fundraising efforts of the St Kieran’s P&F Committee and the Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
Trying out the new playground at St Kieran’s Primary School are students Sophie Corry (on slide) and Nicholas Dugri.