From 2018, Spielwelt will heed the call of scientists and environmentalists, and delete glitter from our art consumables.
After reading an article in the ABC news about how damaging these micro-plastics are to the environment, the committee decided there was only one way forward for an eco-conscious organisation like Spielwelt: a ban on glitter.
We will move towards more natural products for our arts and crafts, which of course is something that has been happening for years in Germany already.
Oh, those wonderfully helpful Pfadfinder! As a favour to their young friends at GAP and Spiel und Spass, the Pfadfinder scouts got busy putting their carpentry skills to good use, doing some repairs in our playground.
Wobbly benches were made secure; the slide ladder was fortified; the wall-mounted tubular music instrument was fixed so the pipes don’t slip down; and more dirt was moved in to shore up areas of erosion.
The Pfadfinder also started work on making some wooden stilt blocks for the children, which they hope to finish in time for Christmas.
Once the work was done for the evening, the Pfadfinder had fun “testing” some of the little bikes, because, you know, that’s totally necessary!
The children and parents at Spiel und Spass thoroughly enjoyed a visit from the ACT Fire Brigade recently. Those fire-fighters sure are our heroes, and they really know how to please a crowd! There was even an opportunity for children to explore the fire truck, and turn the hose onto some of our beautiful trees in Haig Park.
Spiel und Spass had a wonderful time on the ACTION bus wash trip. Happily, there was room for us all on the bus, and the children, parents, grandparents and aupairs all had a great time.
The faces are obscured in the photo, as not everyone wanted to be posted online, but trust us… everyone was grinning on the day!
Checking out the feeling on the bus windows as the brushes go past in the bus wash.
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