MEADOW Springs Primary School students are jumping and leaping with excitement after the launch of their brand new obstacle course, courtesy of Mandurah Forum’s Growing Together Initiative.
The community project, which circles the school oval, was made possible thanks to $10,000 from the Growing Together fund last year when Forum shoppers voted for their favourite school.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman cut the ribbon to officially open the obstacle course.
Centre manager Jacqueline McKenzie said the Forum team was proud to see the project making a real difference to the lives of students and families.
“It was wonderful to see the student’s eyes light up in delight and I’m sure the new obstacle course will provide hours of interactive entertainment for children of all ages,’’ she said.
P and C president Debbie Hone said the school and the committee were thrilled to receive support from Mandurah Forum to bring their community project to life.
“It has been our vision to create an outdoor play area where all students can play together and the Growing Together Initiative has made this a reality,” she said.
“The course will help our school promote a healthy and active lifestyle and will offer our students with autism an opportunity for sensory and play experiences outdoors.”
The obstacle course is also open to the community.
Mandurah Forum kicks off a new round of Growing Together later this year.
“After the success of our inaugural initiative, we will be offering more local primary schools the chance to put their community projects forward,’’ Ms McKenzie said.
Interested local schools should get in touch via email@example.com.