(From left) Will Roche, Joel Talbot, teacher Susie Welsh, Imogen Leslie and Samuel Scheiwe inspect their new playground.
(From left) Will Roche, Joel Talbot, teacher Susie Welsh, Imogen Leslie and Samuel Scheiwe inspect their new playground. Supplied

Playground brings smiles to kids

THERE was plenty of laughter this week as the Early Childhood Development (ECD) children explored their new playground.

“The kids had a fairly long time coming and they have been really waiting to get out there,” co-ordinator Karen McCosker said.

Mrs McCosker said the Warwick West State School ECD had been fundraising for a long time and was assisted by the community to create a wonderful playground for the children.

Warwick State High School Year 12 manual arts students built the cubby houses, Warwick Bunnings provided all the material, Mitre 10 donated the paint and Bellingham’s also provided a crane.

“It has been fantastic. The reason we have worked so hard to get this playground set up is we work with children from birth to six-years-old with a suspected or confirmed disability,” she said. “To have a nice, safe and friendly environment has been the top of our goals to achieve.”

The playground has been close to 12 months in preparation and they all ran straight for the sandpit when it was officially opened this week.

“I just want to say another big thank-you to those people who supported us... if only they saw the looks on those little kids’ faces as they stampeded out the door,” Mrs McCosker said.



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