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May 12, 2021

Ninjas in training at Teven-Tintenbar school

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Teven-Tintenbar students from Years 5 and 6 were delighted to have first go on the new playground following its opening. Photo supplied.

The ninjas of Teven and Tintenbar are in training on the new play equipment that has been installed at the Teven-Tintenbar Public School. Through the hard work and dedication of the school’s P&C a state of the art playground has been installed for students in years three to six.

I think the new playground is going to be a really great fun challenge for senior students,’ said Tilly after enjoying a go on the equipment.

Cake stalls, raffles, and trivia nights were just some of the ways the school worked towards raising the $50,000 needed to buy and install the equipment.

Georgina enjoyed hanging five from the monkey bars. Photo supplied.

‘We are ecstatic to see the playground come to fruition, and know that our students will thoroughly enjoy the challenge of playing on its many different components, which are essentially like a mini ninja course,’ said Teven-Tintenbar School P&C President, Rachel Doyle.

With a combination of fixed and pivot monkey bars, a climbing wall and a climbing web, several balance chains and a tricky ropes course the ninja playground is designed to test even the fittest and most flexible students.

‘In addition to being plain good fun, the playground sits nicely within our IPLAY program and the new PDHPE syllabus which focuses on movement, core strength and physical literacy,’ school principal Ginny Latta said.

‘I like the new playground. It looks small but so many people can play on it at once,’ said another student Oscar.

‘I think it will encourage more kids to get active during recess and lunch.’

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