Outdoor play space needed
MOSMAN Park Primary School is fundraising for a state-of-the-art playground for students and residents.
The school hopes to raise $130,000 over the next few months to upgrade its existing equipment into a nature-themed play area complete with climbing and balance structures, ropes, logs and steppers, as well as structures such as cubbies, seating and shelter areas.
Mosman Park Primary School principal Alison Robb said the playground would bring significant benefit to the learning environment of students and also the local community, who would be able to enjoy the space outside school hours.
“Outdoor learning experiences have a range of positive effects including reducing stress and improving attention and is believed to support improvements in academic performance and even increase happiness,” she said.
“Along with providing our increasing number of students with a more expansive area for imaginative and active learning, the playground will allow local children further hands on experience in understanding to care for and respect natural environments, as well as an opportunity to experience risk and cognitive behaviours that are now widely recognised as lacking from our urban environment.
“We are so grateful to Coles for supporting this initiative at a grass roots level and can't wait to share the results of the playground transformation with the local community.”
Joining forces with the school are Coles shops at Mosman Park, Claremont, Subiaco and West Leederville.
Having raised more than $6500 so far, Coles Mosman Park store manager Nicola Fox is calling on the community to support the worthy cause.
Mosman Park Primary School children are hoping local people will support their appeal for a nature-themed park for the community.