The mud pies are on the Lions Club

Rainbow Preschool students

Preschoolers in Broken Hill are enjoying playing with their new mud kitchen that arrived this week.

Children have been excited to test out their cooking skills and experience the new edition to play spaces.

Rainbow Preschool on Paton Lane was able to unveil it to their students after the delivery on Friday morning.

Preschool director, Nicole Delbridge, is grateful for the generous donation from the local Lions Club and believes it is a valuable long-term asset.

“It’s great to have such an amazing local club to engage with us as part of the wider community and support our outdoor environments,” she said.

“It’s more than a mud kitchen, it facilitates children’s learning through mathematics and science.

“Educators are able to intentionally direct conversations to help children learn and grow.”

The kids didn’t waste any time getting familiar with the new mud kitchen after it was the talk of the playground all week.

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“This is their space and environment and all morning they have been waiting,” Mrs Delbridge said.

“They had their pots and pans ready and I’m sure it will be a busy space.”

The mud kitchen set is part of an ongoing project and will form part of a greater scheme where other equipment will be added throughout the year.

Lions Club Broken Hill President, Frankee Baldwin, was pleased to see the joy on the children’s faces.

“It’s excellent to see how happy they are,” she said. “The kids are really excited and they want to get in there and pull everything apart.”

The Rainbow Preschool were the third site to receive the equipment that make up the five donations.

The playsets were part of the Lions Club’s community-focused projects for the year.

“We do a lot of donations for people that reach out,” Ms Baldwin said. “This year I wanted to have a more local focus.”

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The Lions Club will now prepare to host other events throughout out the year.

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