New Year brings playground

James Morris (3), Sophie Daniel (3), Matilda Brown (6) and Lorelie Brown (4) look forward to the improved playground.
James Morris (3), Sophie Daniel (3), Matilda Brown (6) and Lorelie Brown (4) look forward to the improved playground.

Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell presented a Lotterywest cheque for $153,000 to the Meerilinga Young Children’s Foundation for the work, at a morning tea.

An existing slide set will be the centrepiece of the play area, which will incorporate adventure and nature and should be ready in January.

Children from the centre’s early learning program capped off a busy year by singing Christmas carols for parents on December 12.

‘They had been rehearsing for about a month,’ co-ordinator Wendy Johnson said.

‘Everyone is looking forward to the upgraded playground when we start back in the New Year.

‘It will give the children a lot more benefits to their learning because it will offer a natural experience and natural play.’