Little ones ready for hot laps
ROAD safety probably isn't on the forefront of a three-year-old's mind all the time, but it is now for the children at Snow White Kindergarten.
Thanks to a grant, the facility has installed a miniature bike track complete with stop signs, zebra crossings and intersections.
Kindergarten director Megann Rummell said the bike track had been in the pipeline for some time.
"We are absolutely over the moon that we have the track now, it's taken a lot of planning, hard work and tears but we're finally here and we're so excited,” Ms Rummell said.
She said the grant money had gone not only towards the track but other upgrades as well.
"We got a grant for over $30,000 from the Community Benefit Fund to do a lot of things at the kindy here.
"We're doing more work inside, upgrading the play area and getting more equipment that we'll use this funding for.”
The track was officially opened this morning, with plenty of children all smiles as they burnt rubber around their new favourite spot.
Ms Rummell is hopeful that the track will be utilised for years to come as a way of educating children on the importance of road safety.
"I think the bike track was the idea because a lot of the children that come here will ride a bike to school when they start school.
"So it's not only for gross motor and developmental domains but also for road safety.
"So we can teach them about looking for cars and being aware about who could be on the road.
"Our enrolments for next year are looking brilliant so I'm looking forward to the track being beneficial for children for years to come,” she said.