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The recently established cubby house, with new sand and safety boarding, has created an exciting and engaging play area for students at Yamba Public School. The project was made possible thanks to the generosity of local businesses and volunteers. Image: Contributed. 

Community kindness plays dividends

The Yamba Public School Parents and Community (P&C) Association recently partnered with Yamba Bowlo Sports and Leisure to complete a small yet much-needed upgrade in the Yamba Public School playground.

Made possible with some huge donations in expertise, equipment and labour from generous local businesses including Coastal Concrete and Harris Engineering, the project included relocating an unused timber cubby house to a newly developed sandpit, to create an engaging play area for the Kindergarten to Year 2 children.

The project took a great deal of time and energy in planning and executing, using the skills and elbow grease from these businesses and volunteer families from Yamba Public School.

Coastal Concrete and Harris Engineering played a vital role in ensuring the project met all safety standards of the NSW Department of Education, and Yamba Public School would like to extend a special thanks to Tom Doyle and Lindsay Ryan respectively.

For the past two years, Yamba Public School P&C members have been relentlessly seeking opportunities to upgrade the ageing playground equipment.

With minimal fundraising options due to Covid-19 and limited grants available, the recent support from local business has been very welcome.

The Yamba Bowlo Sports and Leisure has been integral in the P&C being able to commence the project, by generously donating funds for clean sand, bordering and other materials.  

Yamba Public School P&C are extremely thankful to the community for their contributions, and proud of these initial improvements they have been able to make to the playground.