With a glossy green paint job, Gilgai Public School's iconic fibreglass dinosaur is back on the playground; given new life by local volunteer Dion Ellis.
Making his first appearance as the feature of an early 90s Sapphire City Festival Flintstones-themed float, the long-necked creature has been guarding the school ground for almost 25 years.
Always a popular piece of climbing equipment, the dino was overdue for a revamp when Dion took him in. The 2018 spring fete raised the funds required to fully re-fibreglass and paint the creature, who returned to school just before the end of the term, after spending months getting repairs worth up to $3000.
"The kids were very happy when he returned," P&C secretary Tessa Monckton said.
"The playground was bare without him."
The youngsters immediately jumped on the old dino's back, and were delighted to discover the new paint job had turned him into a slippery slide.
"He looks fantastic, and we're hoping he'll last another 20 years," Tessa said.
She thanked everyone who supported the fete, and said the annual event will run again this year.