Primary school to build bike track
ROSALIE Primary School will build a junior bike track at the preprimary playground to encourage natural play and road safety.
The Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund, the school and P&C have funded the path, which will cost $16,000.
The path, which is expected to be completed by November, will be available for use by students and community members.
P&C grants co-ordinator Fiona McGaughey said the project was part of a playground upgrade.
“The path will mean there’s more space for a number of the younger kids to ride at the same time and to provide more options for kids to play,” she said.
“The playground is used on weekends by people in the community, so it will be widely used.”
The Department of Infrastructure provided $8000, which was matched by funding from the P&C and Rosalie PS.
P&C president Craig Donovan said without the funding it would not have been possible.
“Government funding is much appreciated and was crucial,” she said.
“This bike track will be aimed at children from kindergarten to Year 2 who are wanting to move from tricycles to bikes.”
Rosalie Primary School student Maidhe O'Loughlin (5), pictured with mum Fiona McGaughey, will soon have a bike track to practice on.