Fun time frac­tured

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

The preschool kids at the Can­nons Creek Fanau Cen­tre were pre­vented from rid­ing their bikes around the play­ground last week af­ter van­dals broke a per­spex win­dow.

Staff at the child­care cen­tre in Bed­ford Court were dis­tressed to find one of the win­dows had been smashed over the week­end of Septem­ber 15 and 16, leav­ing sharp shards all over the area the kids would nor­mally tear around on their bikes.

‘‘I don’t know why peo­ple do this, es­pe­cially to a kids’ play area, it’s very dis­ap­point­ing,’’ head teacher Se­tani Feau­mati said.

The cen­tre re­cently had an ex­ten­sion com­pleted on the out­side play area, so for this to oc­cur was galling, she said.

Pre­cious re­sources, nor­mally set aside to help the chil­dren, would have to be spent re­plac­ing the win­dow.

On Septem­ber 17, staff saw three teenagers climb the fence and jump on a sail that cov­ers the play area.

Ms Feau­mati said the teens had been iden­ti­fied and re­ferred to po­lice, who would as­cer­tain if they were also re­spon­si­ble for the bro­ken win­dow.

Should they turn out to be the cul­prits, Ms Feau­mati hopes their par­ents can be made to pay for the dam­age.

Play bro­ken up: In a spot where you can pick up speed nicely on your bike, these kids had to play else­where un­til the bro­ken per­spex was cleared away.

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