Bike track to get rolling
Kindy wish granted via funding win
THERE is plenty of excitement at Snow White Kindergarten in Dalby this week, as the facility has learned it will receive funding for a new bike track.
The track, which is planned to go around the kindergarten, will be funded by the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, along with other projects for the facility.
The bike track has been on the centre’s wish list for a long time, according to Snow White Kindergarten director Megann Rummell, who says her students will enjoy the new opportunity.
“We have such a large outdoor space at Snow White Kindergarten that we have set aside for this project, but being a not-for-profit community kindergarten we simply haven’t had the funds to make it a reality,” Ms Rummell said.
“Now that we have received funding from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, we can make this dream a reality as soon as possible.”
As well as the construction of the new bike path, the grant allocated to Snow White Kindergarten includes the installation of air conditioning and provides additional activity resources for the children.
“The bike path will replicate a realistic road environment, including street signs and crossings, so that the children are able to learn road rules,” Ms Rummell said.
“We want to get started straight away so that the current kindy children don’t miss out.
“Hopefully the work can begin in the school holidays next week.”
Ms Rummell said when the track was completed, there would be the opportunity for all children in the region to enjoy the facility.
“Once the bike track is ready, we will hold a community open day for local children to come and give it a go.”
The bike path will replicate a realistic road environment, including street signs and crossings. — Megann Rummell, Snow White Kindergarten
EXCITED: Lucy Stower of Snow White Kindergarten is looking forward to the new bike track.