Come’n’Play at Bungendore Preschool

Apr 3, 2013 by

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Bungendore Preschool Association has created a beautiful and safe playground for its children with their Redesign and Development of the Playground project. Bungendore Preschool Association received a grant of $11,217 from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust which went towards the first stages of their project including earthworks and landscaping. The Association had raised more than $23,000 and then sourced additional funding of $12,000 for playground equipment from the Braidwood and Bungendore Community Bank.

The community was able to share in the enjoyment of the new playground at Bungendore Preschool during the very successful Come’n’Play Open Day and official opening ceremony held in November. “The preschool continues to receive very favourable comments about the playground from all families and visitors to the preschool,” said Preschool Director, Amber Randall. She said the preschool was open to all families, friends and the community to gather together to enjoy the transformation from a very tired playground to a beautiful, natural space that everyone in the preschool can be proud of and can continue to be built on.

Veolia Mulwaree Trust Chairman, Mr Paul Stephenson, very much enjoyed attending the open day and reported that the playground looked wonderful. He said the Trust is glad to have been able to assist in this exciting new facility for the children.

The preschoolers now have access to the entire playground as many parts were not able to be used due to safety issues. The top playground has enabled the staff to set up a wide variety of equipment and activities for the children to enjoy. The children are loving the concrete path around the top playground as this allows them to be creative and ‘draw’ freely, explained Ms Randall.  “We would like to thank the Veolia Mulwaree Trust on placing their good faith in us being able to complete this project!” said Ms Randall. She said  “it has taken a considerable amount of work, sweat and tears and the weather wasn’t in our favour, but we had great pride in showcasing our hard work to Mr Stephenson at the Come’n’Play Open Day and Official Opening Ceremony in 2012.”