Queensland Government donates sandpits to Act for Kids

31 October 2014





The Queensland Government recently donated two sandpits used at the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) to the Act for Kids Maryborough centre.

Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Andrew Cripps, said he was delighted to make the sandpits available to a worthy community organisation.

“Act for Kids does important and at times challenging work with vulnerable children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their families.

“With the capacity to each hold 200 kilograms of sand, the sandpits, and the toys that come with them, will be a valuable resource for the Act for Kids staff and I am sure will be much-loved by the children who will use them,” said Andrew Cripps.

Act for Kids Program Manager at Maryborough, Caterina Schulz, said the sandpit will be put to good use in developing a sensory play area.

“A sandpit is a great sensory toy that helps support children’s learning. Children can play in the sand and explore their sense of touch with our practitioners whilst giving parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong and healthy relationships with their child.

“We’re extremely grateful for this generous contribution. It will certainly encourage other parents to meet up for playgroup and share parenting experiences with one another,” said Caterina Schulz.