The playground at the Little Yuin Aboriginal Preschool got a much-needed spruce up on Thursday thanks to Katungal Aboriginal Health Service bringing in some hardware experts.
Preschool director Lee Sutherland explained that Katungal chief executive officer Rob Skeen visited recently for a tour of the preschool at the Wallaga Lake Koori Village and to ask if his corporation could assist in any way. He soon learned that the preschool playground was in a little bit of a sorry shape.
So Katungal clinical advisor Jade Hansen then contacted Bunnings Warehouse in Batemans Bay to see if that company’s community program could help out.
And they sure could, sending out a team of four workers on Thursday to undertake a range of improvements, including replacing a broken down bench seat, rejuvenating the playground creek bed and frog pond and topping up the sandpit.
Katungal on the day also provided several of its staff and trainees, including two occupational therapy students from the University of Canberra who are finishing up a nine-week placement at the service.
“We are extremely grateful,” Ms Sutherland. “The old bench seat was falling down and actually becoming a hazard. We don’t have funds to do the work ourselves.”
Katungal Aboriginal Health Service has also supplied some art and craft material for the students, Mr Skeen said he was more than happy to help out.
“It’s all part of us improving the health and well-being of our next generation,” he said.
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