Fun, fit­ness aim of play­ground

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page - Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Kear­nan Col­lege’s younger stu­dents have re­ceived a present from the school and its par­ents and friends com­mit­tee in the form of a new play­ground.

The equip­ment was in­stalled dur­ing the Septem­ber school hol­i­days and was opened to stu­dents last week af­ter its ac­com­pa­ny­ing sand pit was com­pleted.

Prin­ci­pal Ja­son Meynell said the school and the P&F each paid half the cost.

“The early child­hood staff wanted equip­ment to im­prove the phys­i­cal ac­tiv­i­ties of our stu­dents,” Mr Meynell said.

Stu­dents have been en­joy­ing the new equip­ment, such as Year 2 Lilly Ja­cob, who said it was good to im­prove strength and climb­ing skills.

“The play­ground is great for all the ju­nior pri­mary stu­dents be­cause we all en­joy play­ing games and us­ing the fly­ing fox,” she said.

“I re­ally like the fire­fighter pole be­cause I know how to slide down it,” kin­der­garten stu­dent Ryan Roberts said.

“I like the stairs be­cause it’s the way you go to get to the slide and I like the spi­der web be­cause you can pre­tend to be a spi­der,” kin­der­garten stu­dent Elsa Kristof­fers­son said.

Kear­nan Col­lege pre-pri­mary stu­dents Char­lotte Raper, front left, Saskia Dronow, Philom­ena Mashangu and Devin Vieira Gou­veia are ex­cited about the school's new play­ground.

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