Early Christmas gift for students
PRESCHOOL and kindergarten students at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School received an early Christmas present.
The junior campus on Sunshine Avenue in Tweed Heads revealed its new colourful playground to a crowd of kids eager to climb and slide yesterday.
Principal Chris Duncan opened the new equipment to a crowd of excited school students and their parents.
“The kids learn so much on playground equipment,” Mr Duncan said. “Climbing the equipment and playing in general just gives them a chance to develop their motor skills.
“It’s a great learning tool.”
All up, the new internal fencing, landscaping and playground equipment cost $55,000.
The money was raised through fundraisers held over the past year through the help of theParents and Friends Association.
The association had previously raised money to help air condition class rooms and provide newwhiteboards.
Parents and Friends Association president Andrew Walker cut the ribbon for the new equipment.
“It’s great to be able to offer this new playground to the kids,” Mr Walker said.
“It looks like they will have fun on it.”
Earlier in the day students from the Early Learning Centre held their end-of-year celebration.
“The kids have been participating in lots of Christmas activities lately,” Mr Duncan said.
“The concert item was excellent. They all did a great job and the parents loved it.”
Tomorrow Lindisfarne will host its end-of-year primary school presentation event for all Year 1 to Year 6 students at Seagulls.