Imagination runs wild at Bayswater
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.