Bar­rels of fun for kids

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

WHAT’S needed in a park to make it fun? That’s the ques­tion for Gayn­dah C&K Kinder­garten di­rec­tor Marni Telford, who dreams of kids ex­plor­ing na­ture in a new play­ground.

The dream is pos­si­ble with $31,000 in fund­ing from the Gam­bling Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fit Fund.

“The idea in out­door ed­u­ca­tion is to play in nat­u­ral spa­ces,” she said. “We’re hop­ing to do a na­ture area up the back where the kids can ride their tri­cy­cles, and cre­ate lots of dif­fer­ent spa­ces for the kids to ex­plore.”

An up­grade on the ex­ist­ing wooden fort and sand­pit are on the list, as well as op­tions like “liv­ing arches” (plants grow­ing over a frame).

Ms Telford hopes work will be­gin dur­ing the Septem­ber hol­i­days.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

KINDY AD­VEN­TURES: Fin­negan Huth, Sum­mer Kreis, Alex Huth, Sophia Hick, Ma­rina Dar­row, Ken­dra MacDon­ald and Livia Roth at the kindy.

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