School students lead push for playground

L-R: Cr Yaso Ponnuthurai (City of Canning), Janine Kinninment (Principal, Burrendah Primary School), Van O’Briain (P and C President), (AT BACK) Brad Warburton (Parent Board Rep) and Kevin Myers (Kompan) with Burrendah Primary School students. Picture: David Baylis. d493785
L-R: Cr Yaso Ponnuthurai (City of Canning), Janine Kinninment (Principal, Burrendah Primary School), Van O’Briain (P and C President), (AT BACK) Brad Warburton (Parent Board Rep) and Kevin Myers (Kompan) with Burrendah Primary School students. Picture: David Baylis. d493785

BURRENDAH Primary School students have taken matters into their own hands and helped secure a much-needed play equipment grant.

Students wrote and submitted applications as part of the school’s pitch to playground equipment supplier Kompan, which asked for funding for a senior playground as part of their Match Grant program.

A 2018 parent survey highlighted the need for a senior playground and the school pursued various grants alongside their own fundraising.

Principal Janine Kinninment said the school was proud of the work the students had done towards the application.

“We were thrilled when we were informed that our application for Kompan’s was successful as this will mean so much to our students and their families,” she said.

“Not only is the funding very needed, but the recognition Burrendah Primary School is worthy of being recognised as a school to receive the highest match grant is wonderful.”

Burrendah Primary School shares a common oval with the adjacent Castlereagh School, a purpose-built school for children living with disabilities, and the playground is expected to be an inclusive play space.

The school will begin collaborating with their wider community and Kompan over the design and will continue to raise funds towards the playground surface.

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