Up­grade pro­vides new op­por­tu­nity for play

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion - By SO­PHIE GABRIELLE

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.”

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