A popular cubby house at Williamstown North Primary School has been given an accessibility upgrade thanks to a joint project by inner-west Rotary groups.
The Rotary Clubs of Altona, Williamstown and Yarraville combined to improve access to the cubby for students with mobility issues.
Rotary Altona’s Gus Garnsworthy said a current student and his sister, who will attend next year, are both confined to wheelchairs as part of their treatment for Perthes disease.
Mr Garnsworthy said the cubby house in the school’s playground only had access via loose tan bark and the wall facing the school had no opening for students to access the cubby.
“It was therefore very difficult for a student with mobility issues to play with their friends in the cubby, thus limiting their ability to socialise with their peers,” he said.
“This project enabled such students to be easily wheeled into the cubby house and provided access to the small adjacent raised deck area and other areas – it is envisaged that all students will benefit from easier access to the area.”
Williamstown based Zisis Construction was engaged to carry out the works, with Altona and Williamstown Rotary Club members working on site in conjunction with the builder.
“The success of the project has been shown by the number of students that gravitated to the area when they returned from holidays,” Mr Garnsworthy said.