One of the most enjoyable aspects of being the Member for Cottesloe is the opportunity it provides for me to get out and visit the many schools, both primary and secondary, that are spread across the Electorate.
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Mosman Park Primary School to see the site for the new Nature Play Space and to congratulate the school on receiving a $20,000 grant from the State Government.
The school community has done a great deal of work in fundraising and design, and the grant was the final amount needed to make it all possible.
Nature based playgrounds are wonderful for children, bringing back a sense of adventure, while at the same time developing positive attitudes to physical fitness and health.
Over the years I have attended end of year graduation ceremonies, awards nights, flag presentations and numerous other special events at schools.
All primary schools across the electorate have now received a free-standing jarrah flag stand, made by the Mosman Park Men’s Shed, along with a national and state flag. The last of these was presented to St Thomas’ Primary School in July.