Students from Whangaparaoa School visited the factory where their new playground is being made.
A new playground is being built at Whangaparaoa School, and the students have been involved with every step of the process, from the ground up.
Last year, a group of students were challenged to come up with a plan for a playground that would be suitable for all age groups at the Primary school.
Working within a budget of $100,000, the students measured the available area, researched playground equipment and presented their findings to the school’s board.
A quote was accepted from Park Supplies and on December 4, students visited the factory to see pieces of the playground being made and assembled.
The playground is currently being constructed alongside the school’s pump track and should be finished by the end of term one.
At the same time, an old playground is to be demolished this term after a report last year recommended that it be replaced within 12 months due to wear and tear on the equipment.
Principal Kevin Cronin says that they are hoping to secure more funding to cover the cost, as well as having their annual fundraising gala on March 18.