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Live Wire Park attracts 16 schools in shortest month of the year

Students from 16 schools in Victoria and interstate challenged themselves on the Spring Circuit and High Rope Obstacle Course at Live Wire Park in February, the shortest month of the year.

Schools travelled from Melbourne – including Mordialloc, Knox and Caroline Springs – Adelaide, Swan Hill, Bacchus Marsh and Mildura to Live Wire Park in Lorne, on Victoria’s surf coast, which takes school group bookings for primary and secondary schools, including special needs schools.

Manager and safety officer Mr Nathan Dunn said the park rarely closes due to weather restrictions but had to close three days in February due to Extreme Fire Danger.

Mr Dunn said the park caters to students in Grade 4 and above, and activities in the park are height and weight based (30–120 kg).

“A school from Adelaide comes across regularly, and we recently had Mentone Girls Grammar visit,” he said.

“Schools typically book a full-day activity. If a school has 100 students, we split them into four groups of 25 students, and direct them to different areas in the park.

“For example, half will go to the Spring Circuit, which includes trampolining and a raised ball pit, while another group will do the High Rope Obstacle Course,” he said.

Image: Live Wire Park.

Live Wire Park’s crew greet each school and provide a 15-minute safety briefing.

The park can cater for up to 500 people over a six-hour period, and employs up to 15 crew members.

The park closes in certain weather conditions, including lightning within 20km, high winds, and on days rated Extreme Fire Danger.

Live Wire Park offers a school group discount. For more information, go to www.livewirepark.com.au

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