Pri­mary school to build bike track

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By LISA THOMAS

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.”

Picture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d454651

Rosalie Pri­mary School stu­dent Maidhe O'Lough­lin (5), pic­tured with mum Fiona McGaughey, will soon have a bike track to prac­tice on.

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