Kids give re­vamp thumbs up

Play­ground makeover a big hit thanks to gambling fund

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

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).

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