Dam­age oval

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“This is very dis­ap­point­ing as the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion has been very sup­port­ive, re­cently pro­vid­ing $10,000 to the school to up­grade the oval and now we are un­able to use large sec­tions,” he said.

“It is also not the first time this has hap­pened, but sadly we can­not fence the area en­tirely be­cause it is a pub­lic space and cam­eras are, un­for­tu­nately, not an op­tion.”

The school has con­tacted the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and it has or­gan­ised for the turf to be re­paired.

School gar­dener Martin Jones had spent much of the school hol­i­days pre­par­ing the oval for sum­mer and the re­turn of stu­dents.

“This will take at least four to five weeks to be­come us­able again and it is the worst dam­age I have seen in my 21 years work­ing at the school,” he said.

“The tracks are very large and could have only been made by a four-wheel-drive ve­hi­cle.”

The school is urg­ing peo­ple to record the num­ber plates of any ve­hi­cle seen van­dal­is­ing school prop­erty if it is safe to do so.

Pic­ture: El­lie Honey­bone

Hoons have ru­ined the Safety Bay Pri­mary School oval just as term 4 be­gan last week.

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