Federal Grant received by Richmond North Public School for new playground

A new playground is on the way for the students of Richmond North Public School thanks in part to a grant from the Federal Government.

The school received $20,000 in Federal funding for the installation of a sandpit and play area, a car track, additional seating and extra shade area.

Playground incoming: Macquarie MP Susan Templeman presents the new flag to Richmond North Public School's (L to R) Captain Tyler, Principal Brad Thurling, Vice Captain Chloe, Vice Captain Tristan, Captain Brooke, Vice Captain Lachlan, and Vice Captain Georgia. Picture: Supplied.

Playground incoming: Macquarie MP Susan Templeman presents the new flag to Richmond North Public School's (L to R) Captain Tyler, Principal Brad Thurling, Vice Captain Chloe, Vice Captain Tristan, Captain Brooke, Vice Captain Lachlan, and Vice Captain Georgia. Picture: Supplied.

Macquarie MP Susan Templeman, who recommended the school for the grant, visited Richmond North Public School on Tuesday, August 4 to see the progress on the new play area, which is nearing completion.

"This new playground will offer more options for creative and active play in a sun-safe environment, with shades in the school colours of red and black," she said.

"The project came about as the result of extensive consultation with the school's P&C and students.

"The P&C did some really effective fundraising for it which was actively supported by parents, local business and the wider community.

"It's great to see a school so well supported by its local community."

Ms Templeman presented the student leaders with a new Australian flag, and had the opportunity to appear on the schools radio station, Studio K, which broadcast all day for the first time.

"The all-day broadcast meant that all students from Kindergarten to Year Six had the chance to be broadcast on Studio K," she said.

"I know there would have been many parents and grandparents tuning in, and the school's administration staff had the station playing in the office so everyone who came in could hear the students on the air.

"I love this radio station and the skills the students learn.

Ms Templeman said Richmond North Public School's Technology teacher Daniel Morton and the students have worked hard to create interesting content.

"I hope the station is able to continue to grow and foster children's curiosity in content creation across a broad range of platforms," she said.

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