Nature play fun for St Michaels in Brunswick

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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St Michael’s Brunswick students Will Mellor, 6, Penelope Giumelli, 7, Angus Donaghy, 8 and Leah Dennam, 10, on their new nature playground.
Camera IconSt Michael’s Brunswick students Will Mellor, 6, Penelope Giumelli, 7, Angus Donaghy, 8 and Leah Dennam, 10, on their new nature playground. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

Students at St Michael’s Primary School in Brunswick have been fundraising tirelessly to build a new nature playground.

The eager young minds got creative and came up with ideas to raise money at the St Michael’s Day Fete.

The school councillors voted on a design and decided they wanted to build a royal fort.

Despite only being a few weeks old, the nature playground is already a hit. Will Mellor, 6, said he had lots of fun on the playground and loved using his imagination.

Teacher Natalie Henderson said nature playgrounds far outweighed plastic playgrounds.

“They are better for the students’ imaginations because they are not as artificial,” she said.

“It’s about bringing the children back to nature and building self-confidence.”

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