Seymour Telegraph

Joyful at Jubilee Park

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The joy could be witnessed in every corner of the upgraded Jubilee Park Play Space during its official opening by Strathbogi­e Shire Council.

Students from Avenel Primary School, who assisted in the process of selecting new play equipment for the space, attended the event along with representa­tives from council, the Jubilee Park committee of management, Avenel Active and the Department of Energy, Environmen­t and Climate Action.

Among the new equipment is an all-abilities swing, stepper bridge, fixed hanging rings, scaling wall, wave bridge, fibreglass slide and inclined net bridge.

Shade sails were installed thanks to the work of the committee of management and Avenel Active, who secured a Victorian Government grant.

Taungurung elder Uncle Shane Monk welcomed guests with a Smoking Ceremony. He shared the story and cultural significan­ce of Smoking Ceremonies and had a possum skin cloak, which attendees were invited to try on.

School captains Camilla Bull and Koby Sidebottom gave a fabulous speech as did Anne Douglas from the committee of management and Avenel Active.

Those at the celebratio­n took part in cupcake decorating.

Mayor Laura Binks went down the slide through a colourful banner to officially declare the play space open, followed by Avenel Primary School students.

Cr Binks said it was fantastic to see the children enjoying the upgraded play space.

Rugged up:

“The students shared how much they enjoyed the new play space and it was fantastic seeing all the children putting it to great use,” Cr Binks said.

“We are so grateful for the support of the primary school, kindergart­en and local community as well as Jubilee committee of management and Avenel Active, who assisted with this project.”

Slide rule:

Caspar Leunig enjoys the

Play time: Camilla Bull, Wren Malone and Ellie

Icing on the cake: Ollie Hogan decorates a cupcake.

 ?? ?? Uncle Shane Monk looks on as Frankie Eagles tries on the possum skin cloak.
Uncle Shane Monk looks on as Frankie Eagles tries on the possum skin cloak.
 ?? ?? Frankie Eagles and Wren Malone hold the banner.
Frankie Eagles and Wren Malone hold the banner.
 ?? ?? Upside down: monkey bars.
Upside down: monkey bars.
 ?? ?? Day.
Day.

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