Give it back

17/05/2018 Posted by admin

Staff and students at Hincks Avenue Primary School were devastated to discover a piece of their newly installed play equipment had been stolen on Friday, October 19.
Nanjing Night Net

The swing, known as a ‘Bird’s Nest’ was cut from its frame after only being installed for less than 24 hours.

Hincks Avenue Primary School Governing Council representative Cathy Hutchinson said the children had only played on it during two lunch breaks after the official opening of the new playground.

“Our children are devastated, as are the adults who have worked so hard to increase these experiences for our children,” she said.

Ms Hutchinson said Hincks Avenue Primary had been working hard throughout the year to continue improving the appearance and safety of the school grounds.

“This has included several new play areas which have been hugely anticipated by our children [who] often lined the fence at break times watching the men working to install equipment,” she said.

“So imagine our disappointment to find that someone had decided that they needed our equipment more than our children did.”

The Bird’s Nest Swing, valued at $2350, was one of the most popular items with children queueing up to have a turn.

Hincks Avenue Primary School deputy principal Sam Lawrence said the school was appalled by the crime and the effort involved.

“On behalf of the school, we are very disappointed that someone thought it was okay to steal our equipment,” he said.

Mr Lawrence said the swing would have weighed around 20 to 30 kilograms and that the thieves had also bent the school’s security spotlights during the process.

If you have any information about the crime or the whereabouts of the swing please contact Whyalla Police on 8648 8020.

NOT HAPPY: Hincks Avenue Primary School students (from left) Rebecca Donoghue, Rowan Davis, Shaylea Siostrom not Owen Siostrom are sad that their favourite new swing set was stolen.

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