Friday, 14 December 2018
SIX local public schools will make their playgrounds, ovals and sporting courts available to the community over the upcoming Christmas and summer school holidays, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall said Bingara Central, Bonshaw Public, Mungindi Central, Red Range Public, Warialda Public and Yetman Public Schools would all throw their gates open to the public, as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program.
The program allows members of the community to use their local public school’s outdoor facilities, providing new opportunities for play, sport and outdoor recreation, [particularly in smaller rural communities where there are now other facilities.
Mr Marshall encouraged members of the local community to use the schools over the coming holiday period.
“The Share Our Space Program provides valuable opportunities for local children and families to get out and play,” Mr Marshall said.
“I’m delighted the government and six of our schools are thinking outside the box to provide open play areas for our local community and putting valued school assets to good use.”
Mr Marshall said the program had been a great success over the last year and expected an enthusiastic response from the public this time around.
“Sharing our school resources with everyone benefits our whole community and I encourage people to get down to their local school and use the facilities available,” Mr Marshall said.
Participating schools will be open every day from 22 December 2018 to 25 January 2019 from 8am to 6pm.
Participating schools receive a $5,000 grant for opening their facilities to the public.