Lyrebird Preschool in Nowra receives playground upgrade

Media Release

FN094/2016

07 December 2016

Joint release with:

Ann Sudmalis

Federal Member for Gilmore

  • Upgraded playground at the Lyrebird Preschool-Kindergarten in Nowra includes indigenous connection
  • The playground promotes healthy lifestyles for students through enhanced outdoor play
  • Works include refreshed gardens and new trees providing more privacy

The playground at the Lyrebird Preschool-Kindergarten in Nowra has received a much needed upgrade, to the delight of staff, parents and students.

Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash, said the Coalition Government invested $10,000 towards the playground upgrade which includes interactive play equipment and a link to the region’s strong indigenous history.

“A ‘yarning circle’ has been installed demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting indigenous families and culture. The circle will be used in its traditional way by bringing groups together to engage in storytelling and activities,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and enhancing our local schools definitely supports that goal.”

Federal Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, said staff, parents and friends were delighted with the new playground as it will encourage healthier lifestyles for the children that will use it.

“The natural themed playground supports the idea that children learn best amongst nature in a safe and comfortable environment,” Mrs Sudmalis said.

“An interactive boat and teepees were installed following feedback from parents that new and exciting learning opportunities was a key requirement of the new playground.

The Lyrebird Preschool Playground upgrade was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($10,000) and the Lyrebird Preschool-Kindergarten Nowra East ($16,312).