Northern Bay College Family Centre children are enjoying a redeveloped play garden, thanks to support from Ardoch Youth Foundation and the Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Funding Grant program.

Centre manager Helen O’Connor said Ardoch applied to the Bank of Melbourne program on behalf of the centre for funding for the project. She said the new play area is proving popular with the children who access programs at the centre.

“The space is important in developing the children’s imagination and they are really enjoying it,” she said. “We expect it to be even more popular as the weather improves.”

Helen said the play garden is important in developing pathways to the kindergarten which is next door and also on the Northern Bay College site, as well as encouraging kindergarten families to access the family centre.

The play garden will be officially launched during Children’s Week, with a special function on Friday, October 27 from 10am until 1pm.

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