Kindy kids surprised by cubby house

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
South Bunbury Primary School kindy students Riley Forrest, Thea Fleay and Marcus Italiano with principal Ian Harvey an teacher xxx.
Camera IconSouth Bunbury Primary School kindy students Riley Forrest, Thea Fleay and Marcus Italiano with principal Ian Harvey an teacher xxx.

Kindergarten students at South Bunbury Primary School were welcomed back to Term 3 with a nice surprise.

A giant cubby house was built and installed next to the new Early Learning Centre during the school holidays.

“When the centre was built, the original cubby house was moved around the corner,” principal Ian Harvey said.

“(Kindergarten teacher) Tyrel Smithall flagged the idea of installing a new cubby house in the empty space and I thought, ‘what a great idea’, so I put a call out to parents over the school holidays and was overwhelmed with the support.

“We spent the first week of the holidays digging out the sand which is now in the nature playground and the kids are loving it.

“Play education is so important nowadays and this encourages students from a younger age to get outside and have some fun.”

Mrs Smithall said the playground had created a new way of learning.

“It has been great for their development, imagination and engrossed motor skills,” she said.

“We are so fortunate to have so many toys and activities and space that the students can play on but they just needed something more.

“This has created a whole new way of learning for them and the way they interact with one another.”

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