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Inclusive Playgorund a hit with Kilparrin parents


Kilparrin was invited to the opening of The Hendrie Street Inclusive Playground, just a few minutes walk from the Kilparrin Park Holme campus.

Candice Prosser from ABC News reported that "The $974,000 facility at Park Holme in the city's south-west has been custom-designed to allow children with special needs to play equally alongside others.

The Hendrie Street inclusive playground features specialist equipment and sensory areas for children with mobility needs, vision and hearing impairments and autism, and has now officially opened after more than two years in the pipeline.

"There's not a lot for children in wheelchairs so it's a wonderful opportunity for our kids … to explore and discover the world around them," Cathy Roche-Wells, principal of the nearby Kilparrin school for children with disabilities and sensory impairment, said.

The project was funded by the State Government, the Marion City Council and a series of donations.

It was developed in partnership with the Touched by Olivia Foundation, which is creating inclusive playgrounds around Australia known as Livvi's Place in memory of eight-month old Olivia Perkins, who died in 2006 from a rare illness.

This is the first Livvi's Place playground in South Australia.

The foundation's executive officer Bec Ho said the Park Holme playground was a great example of inclusive play areas."

See the full ABC News article here

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