Ready for play
WOOLGOOLGA Public School students now have their dream playground thanks to fundraising by the school's P&C.
The playground was officially opened last week after years of planning and raising funds.
The play area includes an adventure zone with climbing equipment and a slide for active play, a sensory garden with outdoor musical equipment for creative play and a new mini sports field for formal sporting activities.
Woolgoolga Public School P&C president, Emma Broomfield, said the committee was thrilled with how the playground had come together.
"We have transformed a largely unused space into a nature-inspired play area with a diversity of experiences for our students," she said.
"We will continue to complete smaller projects in the coming years as funds are available; this includes a horizontal climbing wall, mural and sand pit."
Completion of the playground was made possible with support from local businesses and volunteer labour by parents and staff.
"The majority of the project has been completed by voluntary labour with a significant amount of time donated by local building contractor, Build by the Sea, and local excavation company, Abal Excavations," Ms Broomfield said.
"There have also been numerous working bees at the school with parents and staff helping to complete the project.
"The P&C is very grateful for the support of our community to make this project a reality."
The official opening of the playground was marked with a ribbon cutting by school captains Jessica and Lachlan.