Connolly and Edgewater primary schools to get playground upgrades

Edgewater Primary School Principal Julie Tombs and Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton at the playground soon to receive a shade structure.
Edgewater Primary School Principal Julie Tombs and Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton at the playground soon to receive a shade structure.

CONNOLLY and Edgewater primary schools will receive State Government funding for playground upgrades.

Connolly will use $25,000 to replace outdated equipment in the kindergarten and pre-primary area, with pincipal David Womersley intending to have new wooden nature play equipment installed over the coming months.

At Edgewater, $12,500 will be put to a new shade structure over the kindergarten playground, which should be ready for the beginning of next term.

“We are working towards being a sun-smart school and receiving the accreditation but to do this we need an appropriate level of shade over playgrounds and this grant will help us,” principal Julie Tombs said.

The funding is part of the Government’s $3 million over three years for playground and shade equipment at primary, district high and education support schools.

Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and Connolly Primary School principal David Womersley with outdated playground to be replaced.

“It’s important our kids are active and providing quality outdoor playground equipment will mean students can have fun outside and stimulate their imaginations,” Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said.

Connolly and Edgewater were among 42 schools to successfully apply for up to $25,000 in the most recent round of funding.

Additional schools will be invited to apply for the next round early next term.