AN UPDATE ON OUR OUTDOOR WORKS
Hooray! Stage 1 of the outdoor works is now complete with the sandpit relocated to the back area of the kindergarten and a new mud pit established alongside. We now have a fully working pump which has been hooked up to our water tanks and is definitely a bit hit with all the children. The water channel can be used in either the sandpit area or the mud pit with some children deciding it would also make a good slide!
Where the old sand pit was, an "amphitheatre" has been created with some fantastic rocks placed alongside, which the children have quickly turned into a bit of a circuit, leaping and running on - and around the rocks. Our outdoor timber seating also arrived creating a fantastic communal place for our children to play, eat and discover.
Stage 2 of the outdoor works is expected to kick off over the holidays. It will see the creation of our forest corner, development of a fruit tree area and additional veggie beds, clearing of the abundance of bark chips in the yard, the laying of "real" grass around the cubby area as well as the renovation of our fort. Further planting of the outdoor space will also be undertaken with the focus on native/hardy plant alternatives.
- Louise Roncon, Lake Park Kinder President