In 2018, a group of Blockhouse Bay Primary students helped design a new play-space to replace a playground at the school that was well-loved, but past its useful life. The group of Year 3 students wanted to create an area that was nice to be in at break times, and also a restful and inspiring place to work outside during learning time.
Their plan was presented to and approved by the Board of Trustees, and the FAB (Fundraisers at Blockhouse Bay) team went about raising the money for the project.
Over the next 18 months, FAB organised and ran lots of events such as movie nights, discos, ice-block sales, a marathon, and of course, the annual school galas. As always, these events were very well supported by the staff and school community, as well as the school's major sponsor, Barfoot and Thompson Blockhouse Bay.
The fundraising committee was able to contribute over $120,000 for the new area, with the school providing the funding for the earthworks and shade sail.
The new play-space is a wonderful addition to the school's facilities and will no doubt be a popular place to learn, play and relax.