New playground dazzling the Sandy Bay Infant School

A NEW space to play was recently unveiled to the excitement of almost 100 children at the Sandy Bay Infant School.

Students from the school and the Lipscombe Childcare Nutgrove program gathered last month for the official opening of the new playground.

The refurbishments included a large sandpit and boat, dry creek bed, cobblestone path and raised timber bridges and paths.

Principal Amy Vince said the area was utilised for many purposes on a daily basis.

“It is a play area for children and an area for formal school activities and fundraising events,” she said.

“Seeing a tired and worn-out area transformed into a space that is fresh and clean is a thrill for all involved.”

The school community raised funds for the project over 12-months through a silent auction, cake stalls and movie night.

Children also took part in a bike-a-thon and were sponsored by family members to ride a number of laps.

Ms Vince said the whole project contributed to the welcoming environment they strived to foster at the school.

“The partnership our school shares with Lipscombe Childcare and parent community is part of our positive school community culture,” she said.

“It has definitely supported the sense of belonging to our small school and enabled a wonderful start to their school journey.”

The project was supported by the School Association parent committee and local community.

Caption: From left, Toby Zhoa, Harris Ward and Beatrice Ansell put the new playground equipment to the test.