Helen Olsen, Karen Wouters, Lisa Lowe, Cassandra Fleming are fundraising for Rosella Park School.
Helen Olsen, Karen Wouters, Lisa Lowe, Cassandra Fleming are fundraising for Rosella Park School. Brenda Strong

Mays Mob helps Rosella school

ROSELLA School needs some new facilities and with some recent funding they are on their way.

‘May’s Mob’, a group of quilters, sat down together and looked at the much-needed facilities for the school and asked themselves ‘what can we do’?

They found the answer in a quilt.

Over the last few months the group of ladies have been quilting, each making her own square to add to the masterpiece.

With a teddy bear theme and a matching wall hanging the quilt is finally finished and ready to be raffled off.

Rosella School’s P&C recently got together to discuss the three major projects for the school’s future.

P&C president Lisa Lowe said the first project was a sensory garden.

This interactive garden will allow children to explore the environment and challenge them to open up and engage all of their senses.

The second project will be a fitness circuit, similar to council’s.

“Currently we are transporting the students to the facilities in Gladstone and the benefits are just enormous. If the children had access to these things everyday it would improve their gross motor skills, cognitive abilities and keep them fit,” Ms Lowe said.

The final project is to replace the playground.

After 20 years of use it is becoming unsafe and wasn’t designed for children with special needs.

The aim is to build a playground with a soft fall.

So far they have received assistance from Lifestyle church and Boyne Smelters and are hoping to raise a big amount when the quilt is raffled off at their December race day.

The P&C is urging everyone to come to the race day – entry and lunch will be $35 a head.

“It is amazing how people can help make a difference. It can be hard for these families and to help the school and support the teachers, children and families is very worthwhile.”

For more information about the race day or to donate funds contact the school on 4976 8333.

   It is amazing how people can help make a difference.

Lisa Lowe



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