Students thrilled as work begins on playground for school
IT HAS been years in the making, but thanks to the hard work and generosity of local business and the community, Woolgoolga Public School will soon have a new playground.
All hands were on deck last weekend to start building the playground, which will include a mini sports field, sensory garden adventure play zone and outdoor stage/learning areas.
The P&C has raised more than $40,000 for the project in the past two years.
"It's been pleasing to see the school and business community get behind the project," P&C president Duan March said.
Earlier this year, the P&C developed a comprehensive concept plan for the upgrade.
"The concept means that the school will provide facilities which match the modern needs of the students," Mr March said.
The plan is now becoming a reality, with demolition and major excavation works for the first stages starting last weekend.
"We still have a lot of work to do but with so much help behind us, it's good to get things moving," Mr March said.
The new playground is expected to be ready for the students in the new year.
The P&C will be holding working bees on December 13 and 20. All families are encouraged to go along between 8am and 1pm. A sausage sizzle will be held for all participants.
The P&C is thankful for the support of local businesses including:
- Local building contractor, Sam Broomfield of Build by the Sea;
- Abal Excavations who are doing the earthworks;
- Tim Pitts of PittsBuilt;
- Handihire which is providing machinery; and
- Materials suppliers Leightons Holdings, Bunnings and Coffs Harbour City Council
For more information about the project, phone Emma Broomfield on 0421 180 881.