Milingimbi preschoolers are rocking along


Constructing vibrantly coloured rocking horses, tables and chairs, has been the project of Men’s Shed workers in Milingimbi.

The men who built the furniture for children at Milingimbi Preschool are part of the Community Development Program run by the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation.

Teacher in Charge Gayle Chamberlain said the children were thrilled with the donations, testing the fettle of their wooden horses in races.

“The men are intending to add wheels to the rocking horses so the children can race them without having to lift them up, or drag them along,” she said.

“Some of the chairs are painted in the men’s favourite football team colours, but all the striking designs have brightened the play and learning spaces.”

Milingimbi preschoolers playing

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