Sandpit revamp

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Zana Domyer with her son Ezra Stubing,3, centre president Klaus Mueller and manager Ruth Phillips in the new sandpit.
Camera IconZana Domyer with her son Ezra Stubing,3, centre president Klaus Mueller and manager Ruth Phillips in the new sandpit. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Children at Manjimup Family Centre will have a chance to enjoy a better sandpit, thanks to the kindness of volunteers.

Centre board president Klaus Mueller and Kim Crotty from the Southern Forests Rainbow Faction combined to replace the centre’s existing sandpit.

The sandpit’s wooden boarder was swapped out for water-filled PVC piping, as the existing timber had rotted and was splintering.

“The PVC piping is really good because it doesn’t have any sharp edges and it will also never corrode,” family centre manager Ruth Phillips said.

The old sharp sand was replaced with new specially washed play sand.

Mr Crotty had to dig out and cart the old sand away by hand, as there is no access for vehicles to the centre.

Mrs Phillips said the new sand was nicer for the children.

“I think this is a much better sensory experience for them,” she said.

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