Glenaeon Play Area 1 Concept Plan
Our Annual Appeal 2018 raised some much needed funds for the primary playground upgrade, and it is a pleasure to report on progress as we prepare for the 2019 Appeal.
After Landscape Architect Fiona Robbe worked on the initial playground design some years ago, she was very happy to return to work on this new project as stage 2. During the second half of 2018 Fiona held a number of planning meetings with teachers to explore designs for the sandpit area. She and her team observed how children use the playground currently, and by the end of the year there was a design agreed with the teachers that had been costed. The plans are for innovative play structures that maintain the natural environment, provide physical challenges, foster social interaction and generally ensure that children are inspired to play in as healthy a way as possible.
Of course last year was a year of significant construction for the school, with the deck and the walkway pushing the limits of capacity for construction on the Middle Cove site. Our Operations Manager Julie Skuja who had responsibility for carriage of the project resigned at the end of Term 1 to move to Newcastle to be able to care for her ageing parents. In her final weeks she wrapped up outstanding projects and finalized the brief for the playground. With those projects now complete the playground is ready to start and construction will commence in the very near future. Click to continue and see images from the plan.