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Celebrating Play School

 

The Play School TV show has captured the hearts and minds of generations across the world. As the longest running children’s program on Australian TV, Play School is now celebrating its 50th birthday!

 

 

    Did you know...
  • Play School first aired on 18 July 1966.
  • Presenter Benita Collings recorded the highest number of episodes – 401!
  • When colour TV launched in 1975, the Play School set was altered and the rocket clock debuted.

 

Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years Exhibition

The City of Wanneroo Gallery is proud to host the iconic touring exhibition, where you get to explore significant artefacts from the show that span across 50 years. See your favourite characters as you travel through time via historical props from the show, including the original windows, the rocket clock and flower clock.
When: 26th May 2021 to 14th August 2021 // Wednesday – Saturday // 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Wanneroo Gallery, First Floor, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo
Cost: Free (walk-in). Group bookings can be made via email: museum@wanneroo.wa.gov.au or phone: 9405 5920

In conjunction with this amazing exhibition the City of Wanneroo libraries have some fabulous activites to participate in. All activites are free, please book your spot via the link provided.
It's All About Rhymes

Rhyme Time

We'll be having fun as we sing songs, read books and action rhymes all from play school. Parents and guardians are guided through the selection of songs and rhymes.
Suitable for ages: Birth to 2 years. Book in below.

Wanneroo Gallery: Wednesday 2nd June 11am
Wanneroo Gallery: Wednesday 9th June 11am
Wanneroo Gallery: Wednesday 16th June 11am
Wanneroo Gallery: Wednesday 23rd June 11am
Wanneroo Gallery: Wednesday 30th June 11am

It's All About Stories

Story Time

Introduce children to the world of books, encourage a love of reading, stimulate imagination and enable social interaction with other children outside the home.
Suitable for ages: 2-5 years. Book in below.

Wanneroo Gallery: Thursday 3rd June 10:30am
Wanneroo Gallery: Thursday 10th June 10:30am
Wanneroo Gallery: Thursday 17th June 10:30am
Wanneroo Gallery: Thursday 24th June 10:30am
Girrawheen Library: Tuesday 13th July 10:00am
Clarkson Library: Wednesday 14th July 10:30am
Yanchep Library: Thursday 15th July 10:30am

It's All About Grooving

Grooving

It's All About Grooving is a pre-school program full of music, movement and fun, designed to support school readiness and healthy lifestyles. Book in for this free, limited run program today.

Wanneroo Gallery: Friday 4th June 10am
Wanneroo Gallery: Friday 11th June 10am
Wanneroo Gallery: Friday 18th June 10am
Wanneroo Gallery: Friday 25th June 10am

The Happy Birthday Play School exhibition is brought to you by the National Museum Australia, in collaboration with the ABC.