East Vic Park Education Support Centre to upgrade specialist playground with $25,000 grant

East Victoria Park Education Support Centre principals Sheena Paterson and Jennifer Oversby with Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt (centre).
East Victoria Park Education Support Centre principals Sheena Paterson and Jennifer Oversby with Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt (centre).

A DIGITAL ‘Simon says’ game, jitter bugs, new swings and a rotating climbing frame are all on the cards for an East Victoria Park Education Support Centre playground upgrade.

The school received a $25,000 government grant for the equipment that has been designed specifically to cater for its students needs.

Principal Sheena Paterson said many students were soothed by and needed the interaction and motion created from equipment such as swings.

“Last year our swing set was broken and with about 20 students to cater for we applied for the grant and are incredibly grateful to have received the money,” she said.

Groundwork for the centre’s new playground is set to be completed over the July school holiday.

Victoria Park MLA Ben Wyatt said he looked forward to visiting the updated playground.

“Fun and exciting playground equipment encourages active play and stimulates students’ imaginations,” he said.

Lathlain Primary School was also among 42 schools that received the grant for playground upgrades.