New play­ground opens at school

Bayside and Northern Suburbs Star - - NEWS -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Try­ing out the new play­ground at St Kieran’s Pri­mary School are stu­dents So­phie Corry (on slide) and Ni­cholas Du­gri.

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