Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt has congratulated Babinda P-12 State School which has been successful in securing a subsidy to build an Adventure Playground in time for this year’s centenary celebrations.

Mr Pitt said the new Adventure Playground will be built at a cost of $100,000 with $80,769 provided under the state government Smart School’s Subsidy and a school contribution of $19,231 coming from fundraising and donations through the school P&C.

[singlepic id=571 w=320 h=240 float=left] “During my attendance at the school’s recent leadership induction ceremony, I had the chance to meet with the Principal Mr Matt Thompson and the new school student leaders,” Mr Pitt said.

“The students were excited to show me the intended site and their sensational plans for the new playground.

“Their old wooden fort will be removed and the new adventure playground installed with a number of skills and activities for imaginative and physical play, including a 2 metre high spiral slide, an abseil, Congo net, web tunnel and tube nets.

“One of the most popular and fascinating features students spoke to me about was the Hurricane, a large piece of play equipment, which students will climb onto and take turns spinning around.

“Importantly in this tropical climate their adventure playground will also be covered with a brand new roof structure as well as surrounded by a new sand pit.

[singlepic id=570 w=320 h=240 float=left] “The entire project will be certified to ensure that it will be safe for all students to play on.

“Babinda students are rightly, extremely excited, for their new playground and undercover play area structure and I look forward to officially opening the playground, later this year at the school’s Centenary celebration on Saturday 13th September.”