Kindergarten boasts playground upgrade

 

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Students of the gardening club pick their home-grown potatoes.

THE community at St Paul’s Catholic School in Bridgewater has worked tirelessly the last three years to upgrade its playground environment.

The new additions to the playground include a mountain bike track, construction zone, water play area, kitchen garden and a cubby house area. These new and exciting zones are enjoyed by all students during play times. Another new feature was the design and construction of a wood-fired pizza oven, which was built by grade 4 teacher Ben Morgan and a group of primary students. The oven is ‘fired up’ once a fortnight so students and staff can enjoy some homemade pizzas for lunch. The kitchen garden supplies most of the herbs and ingredients for the pizzas.

Over the Christmas/New Year break the basketball/netball court was completely resurfaced allowing for a safer and more appropriate area for physical education activities. In the past few weeks the kindergarten playground received an upgrade with a swing set, seesaw and a climbing structure with new slides added as an extra activity.

The St Paul’s community is very conscious of the importance of play and how it assists with the development and growth of students’ social and emotional learning.

 

If you would like a tour of the school, please contact the School Office on 6263 6482 or stpauls@catholic.tas.edu.au. The school still has some places available for the Kinder 2017 class.

 

 

 

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Teacher Ben Morgan fires up the wood-fired pizza oven.

 

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An active play space with bike riding, sand play and the construction zone

 

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Members of the gardening club pick their home-grown potatoes.

 

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The new swing set is a terrific feature of the kinder playground.

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