Community working with community is the idea behind the new delivery truck sandpit at Waiuku Primary School.
Major sponsor, Waiuku ITM came on board after they were contacted by Luana Misa, chair of the Waiuku Primary School board of trustees.
“I was made aware that the school did not have a sandpit, after the old one was decommissioned,” she said.
She decided to approach local businesses to ask for their support. It was greeted with enthusiasm from a number of local businesses.
Darren has a sawmill background, and Sharon in early childhood education. “The key thing to operating a business in a town where we reside, is to support the community we live in. That’s paramount,” Darren said.
Waiuku Primary school staff, board of trustees and students thank Waiuku ITM for their generous donation and support. Principal Simon Drewery said the sandpit has been a hit with the students. “The kids love it. We have to remind the seniors that it’s just for the juniors.”
The concept behind the design is the ITM delivery truck. As well as delivering fun for the kids, ITM can deliver products locally too. “We’re putting back into our community. It’s a no-brainer,” Darren said.