Red Range Public School open for play over the holidays

 Red Range School. Not just for kids.
Red Range School. Not just for kids.

Red Range Public School is one of six public schools in the region to make their playgrounds, ovals and sporting courts available to the community over the Christmas and summer school holidays, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

Bingara Central, Bonshaw Public, Mungindi Central, Warialda Public, and Yetman Public Schools will also throw their gates open to the public, as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program.

The program allows members of the community to use their local public school’s outdoor facilities, providing new opportunities for play, sport and outdoor recreation, particularly in smaller rural communities where there are now other facilities.

Participating schools will be open every day from December 22, 2018 to January 25, 2019 from 8am to 6pm.

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Mr Marshall encouraged members of the local community to use the schools over the coming holiday period.

“The Share Our Space Program provides valuable opportunities for local children and families to get out and play,” Mr Marshall said.

“I’m delighted the government and six of our schools are thinking outside the box to provide open play areas for our local community, and putting valued school assets to good use.”

Mr Marshall said the program had been a great success over the last year, and expected an enthusiastic response from the public this time around.

“Sharing our school resources with everyone benefits our whole community, and I encourage people to get down to their local school and use the facilities available,” Mr Marshall said.

For opening their facilities to the public, participating schools receive a $5000 grant to upgrade its facilities for community and school use.