Bike track to get rolling

Kindy wish granted via fund­ing win

Dalby Herald - - LIFE - Michael Doyle Michael.Doyle@dal­by­her­ald.com.au

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

PHOTO: MICHAEL DOYLE

EX­CITED: Lucy Stower of Snow White Kinder­garten is look­ing for­ward to the new bike track.

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