Kids give revamp thumbs up
Playground makeover a big hit thanks to gambling fund
A NATURE-INSPIRED playground has increased traffic in a little-used section of yard at C&K Kindergarten, Gayndah.
Children on tricycles and with hand-held steering wheels swoop down the nature path from a log tipi, through a log tunnel and over a bridge with tree branch rails.
The new sandstone meeting circle surrounded by young olive trees will be perfect for storytime, while the sandpit and adventure fort have both had a makeover.
Kindy director Marni Telford said the $34,500 Gambling Benefit Fund Grant had enabled the backyard transformation by husband and wife team Kym and Carol de Lucy, of Nature-Inspired Playgrounds.
“It gives different environments for the children to play in,” Ms Telford said.
“C&K advocate natural environments that are open-ended and creative places.
“The beautiful pathway gives them a different play space (and) they can use it
Marni Telford It gives different environments for the children to play in
as a road or journey.”
She said the made-over sandpit had been the biggest hit, with the new deck linking the play area and digging pit.
The revitalised playground has been complemented by a new $3000 obstacle course achieved through fundraising by parents.
Parents interested in placing their children at the kindergarten in 2015 may phone Marni Telford on 4161 1244.
PLAY TIME: Traffic through the new natural landscaped play area at C&K Kindergarten Gayndah has increased. From left, director Marni Telford, Jack Griggs, Sidney Telford, Isabella Roth and Darcy Ahern (back right).