Spielwelt German Parents Association is a not for profit organisation running children’s programs in German in Canberra
Turner Scout Hall playground mural
The children returned to their programs to see that their playground had been completely transformed by the addition of a beautiful mural.
Many thanks to Byrd & Hoon for this amazing and delightful addition to our hall. The Fachwerkhaus theme (from the west and south sides of the building) now carries on into the playground side… with the addition of ivy and a lot of birds and tiny critters.
The birds all feature in popular German children’s songs and rhymes. It is a lot of fun to try to find them all hiding in the ivy.
Our shed has been transformed into a barn.
There is a rainbow pan pipe which makes different sounds when you tap on the holes at the bottom. Out of the pan pipe, float a few magical mirror bubbles. The lower-level mirror bubbles are big enough for children to see themselves (especially helpful when rubbing in their sunscreen).
There is also, of course, der kleine Onkel (the horse from Pippi Langstrumpf), who looks like he lives in the scout hall!
The playground is an especially beautiful space to play in now.
This wonderful mural is the work of local muralists and artists, Byrd and Hanna Hoyne. We are very grateful to them for really transforming the building for us all.
It looks like one of our groups who hire the hall, All Round Good Hounds, also heartily approve of the new look for the hall…