Beaumaris PS’s early childhood area gets revamp thanks to Ocean Reef community


Back: Ocean Reef Senior High School head of technologies Mark Unwin and student Adam Roach, Beaumaris Primary School deputy principal Rebekah Brand and Beaumaris IGA store manager Scott Crowley. Middle: Ocean Reef SHS students Luke Dunstan and Carlo Maderazo. Front: Beaumaris PS students Zoey Snyder and Charlie Unwin. Picture: Carrie Snyder

Beaumaris Primary School deputy principal Rebekah Brand and Beaumaris IGA store manager Scott Crowley with students Charlie Unwin and Zoey Snyder.

A mud kitchen built by Ocean Reef Senior High School woodwork students.
Back: Ocean Reef Senior High School head of technologies Mark Unwin and student Adam Roach, Beaumaris Primary School deputy principal Rebekah Brand and Beaumaris IGA store manager Scott Crowley. Middle: Ocean Reef SHS students Luke Dunstan and Carlo Maderazo. Front: Beaumaris PS students Zoey Snyder and Charlie Unwin. Picture: Carrie Snyder Beaumaris Primary School deputy principal Rebekah Brand and Beaumaris IGA store manager Scott Crowley with students Charlie Unwin and Zoey Snyder. A mud kitchen built by Ocean Reef Senior High School woodwork students.

THE early childhood area at Beaumaris Primary School has had a revamp with help from the Ocean Reef community.

Ocean Reef Senior High School woodwork students built mud kitchens, balance scales and some tables and stools using recycled logs to create an interactive space.

The Beaumaris Fathers group then held a school “busy build” where teachers and parents built a jetty, boat area, sensory steps and learning circle.

Several local businesses were also involved with donations from Beaumaris IGA, Soils Aint Soils and Bunnings.

“Beaumaris Primary School has been gradually upgrading play areas throughout the school and the early childhood area was the focus for 2016-17 to create more interactive outdoor areas and nature play,” Beaumaris Fathers member and project co-organiser Danny Stevanovski said.

“The kindy and pre-primary students are thrilled to have new outdoor learning areas, which will support language development, motor skills, imaginary play and social interaction.”

Mr Stevanovski said there were also benefits for the Ocean Reef students involved such as “having a purpose for an end product, seeing their mud kitchens in action and working within a community group”.

Early next year, the school also plans to add some teepees to the area.

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