A NEW $200,000 playground is now open at The Hamilton Special Developmental School.
The idea to develop a new playground was suggested around two years ago, with school principal, Cameron Peverett, being inspired by Lake Hamilton’s “Leap” playground and its ability to cater for the disabled.
“When the Leap playground opened at the lake, I loved the type of equipment it used because it was all inclusive and disability friendly,” he said.
Mr Peverett, who is in his fourth year as principal, said they saw the need to develop a new playground after it started looking old and tired, with the old junior playground having been there since the school was opened in 1992.
“We really wanted to get something decent in there and the students weren’t able to use the senior playground to the best of their abilities, it wasn’t age appropriate and we wanted to get something that focuses on the development of their motor skills, as well as equipment they could enjoy”.
Full story in The Spectator on Saturday, March 15, 2014.