This year we will continue the giant transformation of our school oval and surrounds, through our Biodiversity and Nature Play Project.
You may have noticed we have lots of new big mounds that students are really enjoying scrambling over. Soon the mounds will be reshaped a litle and few smaller ones will be created in other locations. The grass is growing beautifully over the ones we started last year.
This term our focus is on getting a number of really big trunks and branches which will be significant in the construction of the fitness circuit and also some of the nature play spaces. We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas on where to source them … The photo above gives you an idea of the scale we are after for our really big items … Of course we will need help getting them here and putting them into position. We also need plenty of branches that may be used for posts for a range of cubby and fitness structures which we hope to install this term. If you are interested to lend a hand with this please let us know.
We are also looking at creating an outdoor musical area, probably around the sports shed pictured. We need items that can be creatively put together to make safe and durable outdoor instruments… Let us know if you have anything that might work … we would love to hear your ideas … for some suggestions see the photos below.
We are also starting work on costing and designing the elevated “fort” that will go in the north western area of the oval. Let us know if you would like to be involved in this.
We will be planting a very large number of trees and others plants at the beginning of next term.
The remainder of the year is will be taken up with several other projects to create off ground type experiences that students wanted.
We will include students as much as possible in helping to shape and design before we construct. The grounds committee is very excited about completing this work this year and would love any others who would like to contribute ideas and energy for this great project, to join us. If you are interested please contact any of the grounds committee members, Brian or Kerri in the office.