Kids create the city of their dreams

CITY councillors got a good idea of what recreational facilities children want in Warrnambool when they judged a design and technology expo at Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School.

Adventure playgrounds, water slides, roller coasters and rock climbing walls were among the model designs judged yesterday by Warrnambool mayor Michael Neoh and Cr Jacinta Ermacora.

Cr Neoh joked the council’s engineers were very nervous about what councillors might now propose after their visit to the school’s expo.

Grade 3/4 teacher John McElgunn said the creativity and commitment shown by pupils to their projects “blew us away”.

The pupils had been asked to research Warrnambool’s future needs and create models of the projects they would like to see constructed.

Sports facilities and adventure playgrounds featured prominently among the models that emerged after a six-week creative process but there were also models of foreshore developments and new schools.

Pupils also showed off their creations at the expo to parents and other carers.

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