Upgrade provides new opportunity for play
A MORETON Bay fig tree has pride of place in West Leederville Primary School’s new nature playground.
The school’s recently completed $5.4 million upgrade includes the playground designed around the fig tree and a two-storey classroom building.
The building features new classrooms for students in preprimary, Year 1 and Year 2, as well as three early childhood learning areas, four general learning areas, activity spaces, a staff study and a lift to assist students with disabilities.
Education Minister Peter Collier said the classrooms would cater to the growing number of students in the early years.
“A large sandpit, nature playground, outdoor amphitheatre and bike paths are providing stimulating play opportunities for students,” Mr Collier said.
He said the school community had designed an artwork to complement the school environment and new facilities.
“Close to 500 students drew pictures of native flora that are incorporated into a lace wire fence spanning eight metres along the new playing courts and classroom block,” Mr Collier said.
“It’s a wonderful example of a community coming together and taking great pride in their school.”