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Creative minds unite in Yanchep to design a captivating children’s play area

Published Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Playgroup children are immersing themselves in a fun, interactive playground made from recycled materials.

Children playing

City of Wanneroo staff teamed up with playgroups at the Yanchep Community Centre and Western Australian Artist James Foley to create an intriguing new outdoor play space.

The artist has been working with the group since April to bring the ideas of playgroup parents to life.  Four workshops have been held to design, paint and build the area.

Mr Foley said the multi-sensory environment is designed for 2 to 4 year olds to help develop their fine and gross motor skills.

“The project worked so well because of fantastic community support.  It’s wonderful to see the changes we’ve achieved together and the play space gives the families who use it a sense of ownership,” Mr Foley said.

“The vertical garden is filled with edible plants and what’s great is that so many of the materials used for the play space were recycled.”

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the project was made possible through Community Arts funding in the City’s budget.

“This play space includes a water play wall and a music zone for children to explore and provides young children with valuable learning opportunities.” Mayor Roberts said.

The official launch of the play space will be held in October.

The playgroups were also successful in receiving a Jindowie Community Grant of $500 which will help buy trikes and toys.

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