Garden Delight for Blackalls Park Preschool

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A textural display of plants, stepping stones, woodchip and rocks now replaces a long slab of plain and unwelcoming concrete at Blackalls Park Preschool.

Newstan Colliery, in conjunction with contractors, SNK, helped Blackalls Park Preschool transform a once drab space into a lush and stimulating learning environment.

“This project really was a community effort, with not only Newstan and SNK pitching in to help, but also Eraring Energy and Concrush lending a hand and materials to help transform this space. The Preschool is a not for profit organisation, so it is important to support such a worthy local community group,” said Newstan’s Environment and Community Coordinator, Veronica Warren.

The project included removing a section of the Preschool’s concrete driveway and designing and building a number of smaller learning spaces such as a sensory  and fairy garden.

“The new garden has certainly enhanced our outdoor learning environment.  It has introduced a more natural play space which is not only aesthetically pleasing but also encourages the children to explore, discover and connect with nature. We are all in love with the garden!” said Blackalls Park Preschool’s Director, Lynn Clarke.

Blackalls Park Preschool caters for children between three and six years old and aims to provide a stimulating learning environment.

The project was also assisted by OZ Mulch, Max’s Tree Works and CFMEU Newstan Lodge.