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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

$40,000 EARLY LEARNING FACILITY UPGRADE OPENED

The young pre-schoolers at Havilah Road Kindergarten were excited today to see their new upgraded play facilities officially opened by Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP.

Ms Edwards said $40,000 was provided to Havilah Road Kindergarten as part of an Early Learning Facility Upgrade grant in 2014-15.This grant was an election commitment from the Andrews Labor Government.

“The project has built on and extended the current landscaping in the children’s play space.”

“A dry riverbed, gravel pit, plantings and rock and timber features form part of the landscaping. Bridges connect into the bike path, and a new sandpit and digging patch with a water feature compliments the children’s play, learning and exploration in this sensory area.”

 “Staff, families and children will benefit from the landscape renewal both educationally and from a health and well-being perspective.”

“We know how important free and unstructured play in the outdoors is for young children. It boosts problem solving skills, focus and self-discipline. Most importantly though it is fun.”

“The Andrews Labor Government recognises that the future prosperity of our state depends on committed, ongoing investment in developing our next generation”.

“Such a commitment is at the heart of the Education State.” 

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