Opportunity to transform Churchill’s upper yard this summer!

GIP Project WallIn exciting news, the school board just recently confirmed a $25,000 grant to the school so that we can rejuvenate the upper yard (the part of the yard with the monkey bars and other play structures).  But the funds need to be spent this summer!

The school has been saving money for some time, knowing that we’ll need to replace the structures. For the upper yard that we want, we estimate that we’ll need to raise another $30,000 by the end of May. 

We’re reaching out to school’s broader community – parents, guardians, other family members, neighbours, community groups, local businesses – to consider making a tax deductible financial contribution to this playground project.  Any amount, whether it’s $10, $50, $100 or $1000 will be much appreciated and will go a long way to improving the Churchill Schoolyard.

You might be wondering what features are being planned for this phase of our rejuvenation project?  The Committee has received some great feedback. We’ve heard loud and clear that monkey bars and other bars are needed.  The Committee is also looking into features such as logs, stumps and boulders that speak to our school community’s strong love of nature.  We’re also considering elements to support imaginative play – small huts or other structures.

If want to learn more, explore the rest of this schoolyard rejuvenation website.  To make a financial contribution, check out our Donate Page.

Stay tuned for more info as it comes along and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you want to support this effort! groundedinplay@gmail.com.