Play­time goes back to na­ture

Wanneroo Times - - NEWS -

MADELEY Pri­mary School has opened its na­ture play space, where all 540 stu­dents can play be­tween classes.

It is called the Madeley Waabinup, which in Noon­gar means “the place where play­ing hap­pens con­tin­u­ously that be­longs to Madeley”.

Prin­ci­pal Lainie Bec­ce­gato and P&C pres­i­dent Peter With­nell did the first plant­ings at the of­fi­cial open­ing on Septem­ber 10.

Deputy prin­ci­pal Libby Clark said the school P&C had been fundrais­ing and the school had set funds aside from its an­nual bud­get for a few years to build the $105,000 fa­cil­ity.

They re­ceived sup­port from North­ern Sub­urbs Men’s Shed and the Ro­tary Club of Wan­neroo, as well as lo­cal busi­nesses and politi­cians, with Gir­rawheen MLA Mar­garet Quirk do­nat­ing a tree and Cowan MHR Anne Aly do­nat­ing buddy benches.

“Buddy Benches are such a great way to cre­ate a lit­tle bit more kind­ness and friend­ship in the play­ground, mak­ing sure none of our kids feel iso­lated,” Dr Aly said.

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