Dozens of children from around the Shire of Cranbrook turned out at Frankland River to skate their way around WA’s largest modular pump track. The pump track installed by the Shire cost $170,000 and was supported by Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program funding. Frankland River unveiled their new play space in June which overlooks the pump track providing the perfect place for local or travelling families to spend an afternoon. Community services manager Jenny Cristinelli said the new development was huge for the exposure of the area. “The playground and the pump track give people from the community somewhere to go and something to do because they are sort of isolated from other towns,” she said. “The traffic flow through here is incredible so it also captures tourists and people coming through which will promote the Franklin River region.” The event was hosted at Frankland River Hall on Wednesday as part of ongoing activities run by the Shire to keep students busy during school holidays. Children from around the region took part in popular roller-skating games dodgeball and limbo before moving to the new pump track behind the hall. Some children enjoyed card and board games and colouring and after everyone enjoyed a sausage sizzle lunch with cool drinks and juice boxes to wash it down. The Shire also held an event on July 6 which saw 34 children attend Cranbrook Town Hall learning circus skills and performing shows on stage. Denmark circus act Betty and Gertrude orchestrated the day helping children learn on-stage presence and the art of performing.