As­so­ci­a­tion puts in for play space

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FLOREAT Pre- pri­mary has a new play­ground thanks to the hard work and fundrais­ing of the Par­ents and Cit­i­zens As­so­ci­a­tion.

The out­door play space, which was de­vel­oped with Na­ture Play So­lu­tions, has sand boxes, swing­ing ropes and a work­ing wa­ter pump, where pre­vi­ously there was just an empty grassed area.

The As­so­ci­a­tion raised $33,000 for the 18-month project.

Pene­lope Melis from the As­so­ci­a­tion said par­ents wanted a de­sign that would im­prove chil­dren’s up­per body strength.

“The whole area was just grass be­fore this,” Mrs Melis said.

“Now there is more fo­cused play and it’s a great start for their imag­i­na­tion. Kids can make mud - they en­joy that.”

With more than 70 chil­dren at the Pre-pri­mary, it was im­por­tant to par­ents that the new de­sign al­lowed the chil­dren to spread out.

“There are dif­fer­ent zones, so the kids can spread out,” Mrs Melis said.

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