Imag­i­na­tion runs wild at Bayswa­ter

Eastern Reporter - - News -

A WASTE dump area at the back of Bayswa­ter Pri­mary School has been trans­formed into a na­ture play­ground in­spired by stu­dents’ imag­i­na­tions.

The Imag­i­na­ture play­ground was built by staff, stu­dents and the P&C’s gar­den­ing com­mit­tee over three years.

It cost $15,100, with funds raised by the P&C, school, a Rio Tinto do­na­tion and grants from Tel­stra Kids and Yates Land­care.

Fea­tures in­clude a tyre stair­way, creek, sand kitchen, fort, amphithea­tre, logs, boul­ders and plinths, loose play parts shed, for­est of poles, frog pond and more.

Com­mit­tee co-co­or­di­na­tor Alex El­lis said the area needed to be resur­veyed, fenced and have soil re­me­di­a­tion.

Prin­ci­pal Steve Hovitch said the play­ground fo­cused on the three stages of play: in­no­cent, struc­tured and ma­ture play.

The play­ground will be of­fi­cially opened on Novem­ber 9 at a morn­ing tea event.

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