Cre­ative na­ture of play

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

ST Pius X Catholic Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Daine Bur­nett says the open­ing of a na­ture play­ground is the best thing to hap­pen at the school

The school’s Par­ents and Friends As­so­ci­a­tion fundraised and helped put the play­ground to­gether, which opened at the start of term four.

Mr Bur­nett said the idea of the play­ground was to get the stu­dents in­volved in na­ture­based ac­tiv­i­ties.

“We are a land­locked school so we needed a cre­ative mind­set to im­ple­ment the play­ground,” he said.

“The par­ents and friends of the school fundraised, helped put the play­ground to­gether and even painted the boat in the play­ground.

“The par­ents are out­stand­ing; they do­nated their time and gave dona­tions to the school.

“They were hands-on dur­ing the de­signs.”

Mr Bur­nett said the stu­dents had en­joyed the play­ground and it had quickly be­come a favourite lo­ca­tion at the school.

“We’ve had kids in the wooden boat pre­tend to fish and other stu­dents pre­tend­ing to be the fish,” he said.

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