Glencore grant delivers mobile fun and education to outlying communities

A truckload of fun and activities will arrive with some new additions for the children of the Singleton Mobile Preschool service thanks to a $3,100 grant from Glencore Integra Underground.

With the service back in action and currently providing fee-free subsidised learning for pre-school aged children in Broke and Mt Olive, the grant has delivered a host of new and longed-for equipment that could not have been provided otherwise.

Including puzzles, magnet blocks and weighted blankets; movable trolleys and storage baskets to roll in the equipment and pack it up again; and even an electronic message board for families, Anthony Egan, Council’s Director Business and Community Services, said there was no end to the children’s delight with the new additions to the Mobile Preschool’s collection. 

The Mobile Preschool is at Broke Community Hall on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Mt Olive Public Hall on Wednesdays and Thursdays for children aged three to five years.

“The Mobile Preschool is an important service to the families that use it, and we are thrilled to be able to bring this new equipment to Broke and Mt Olive,” Mr Egan said.

“The grant has allowed the introduction of a range of learning resources to provide children with experiences through play, which will enable them to be confident and involved learners, developing dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.

“Children will also develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.

“It’s a great demonstration of how our service provides a fun as well as educational environment for families, helping to set them up on a successful journey to school and beyond, and we are very appreciative to Glencore for their contribution.”

Peter Ostermann, Operations Manager of Glencore Integra Underground, said the team was excited to support the Mobile Preschool.

“It provides an important educational service to regional communities near our operation and helps to ensure all children have access to high quality early education,” he said.

“We hope the children and their families enjoy the new equipment."

For more information about the Mobile Preschool or for enrolments, contact 0428 237 951.