Central Wheatbelt primary schools in Kondinin, Tammin and Trayning are among 61 public schools across WA to receive up to $20,000 each for new playground equipment and shade structures.
Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said some schools will use the funding to get new playground equipment to boost children’s physical activity, while others will install shade structures to help protect students from the sun.
“The playground and shade structures program gives local children further opportunities to increase their physical fitness, develop gross motor skills and boost their strength,” Ms Davies said.
“Being active is a vital factor for children to develop and maintain good health, and fun and exciting playground equipment encourages children to play and use their imaginations.
“Our Western Australian climate also makes shaded areas for children to play in very important.”
More than 420 schools have benefited from the $7 million program since 2011.