A new sand pit for the local school

Recently Rangitahi had the privilege of sponsoring a project at the local school, Raglan Area School - To help install a pretty amazing two-level sand pit to help finish the courtyard in the newly refurbished B block.

This project was the brainchild of Hayley Vink from Wainui Construction and something that we are proud to be a part of. Other great local businesses also were involved, and a huge thanks go out to:

  • Wainui Construction for the design
  • Tom Cox from Tom Ltd, who was the driving force behind building and completing the sandpit during the last school holidays.
  • JDC Quarry - Cartage of sand
  • ITM Whatawhata - timer supply
  • Revital Group Cambridge – Sand supply

There are many benefits for children with sand play; it increases physical and sensory development and encourages hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, imagination, and social skills. Kids love playing outside, and sand is always a firm favourite. If you take the time to watch kids playing in the sand, they are often busy with pretend play and are setting up shops, roads, cooking, building towns, and digging for fossils; kids' imaginations are limitless, and sand play is a great tool to allow their imaginations run wild.

We hope the RAS junior kids love their new Sandpit and get hours of fun from it. We are looking forward to starting our exciting new community project which is much needed for a small coastal town – an indoor heated swimming pool, located at Rangitahi Peninsula. Being a coastal town, it is of utmost importance that we have the facilities to teach our young ones how to swim, and also help our community stay fit and active. This project is in the initial planning stages, but we will be sharing this development as we go, and looking for sponsorship partners to bring this project to life.

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