New nature playground at Glen Forrest Primary School becomes destination of choice

L-R: Jaida Clarke (9), Annabeth Campbell (9), Jack Alves (9), James Theodorsen (7), Aiden Foeken (8), Ariaan Foeken (10) with Fiona Hurstwaite (Deputy Principal, Glen Forrest Primary School) and Colin Chisholm (Principal, Glen Forrest Primary School). Photo: David Baylis
L-R: Jaida Clarke (9), Annabeth Campbell (9), Jack Alves (9), James Theodorsen (7), Aiden Foeken (8), Ariaan Foeken (10) with Fiona Hurstwaite (Deputy Principal, Glen Forrest Primary School) and Colin Chisholm (Principal, Glen Forrest Primary School). Photo: David Baylis

IT’S the playground of choice for students at Glen Forrest Primary School.

A new nature playground featuring a rollicking ship, balance poles and a climbing frame has been unveiled at the historic school which dates back to 1897, making it one of the oldest in the Shire of Mundaring.

Principal Colin Chisholm said the playground makeover would help to increase kids’ activity levels while stimulating their imaginations.

“This new playground is designed to help stimulate creative play as well as strengthen muscles, particularly upper body strength which helps with the development of fine motor skills,” he said.

“We worked with the developer, Project Scape Australia, specifically to ensure both physical and mental stimulation in this beautiful playground.”

P&C president Sharon Hillman said funds to build the playground were raised by families at the school through the P&C and a grant from the Department of Education.

“This playground is the result of a lot of effort from the families of this school and the benefits to our kids are enormous,” she said.