Good bye, Old Friends
March 14, 2017 8:40pm CST
Today we had a picture made of all the students in school, on the playground equipment. This was the last day to play on it. Tomorrow begins the process of uninstalling it, and then over spring break we will get new equipment. Some of the kids feel sad about it. It has been in place for about twenty-three years. I dare say that parents of some of the kindergarten or first grade kids played on it. The gravel will be removed first. Then the existing equipment will be removed. It has been sold to a church in another town. I imagine it will be refurbished a bit, and will give many more years of sliding and climbing joy to more kids. I know that the kids have been raising funds through some programs like "Boxtops for Education" to pay for it. The first grade classes made jobs, like creating greeting cards to sell to family and staff to donate. Others learned to bake for fund raisers. It is a learning process. It will take roughly three weeks to complete the project. Meanwhile the kids will play tag and other outdoor games on the ball field on the other side of the school. One week of the process they will be on Spring Break.
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• United States
I find this interesting they are doing this during the school yr and could not have waited til right about summer break. Had no idea that playgrounds we ever changed like this and does someone take the time to check out some of the others in parks and such as well?
• Marion, Kansas
I find myself wondering the same. The present playground was installed during a summer. There are two reasons I can come up with 1.) The current students have been raising funds for at least two years for this, some of them will not be back next year. 2.) Once summer comes the construction people may be busier with higher paying jobs. In fact I believe a lot of the labor is going to be donated.
• United States
I loved our old school playground when I was young. It was huge and wooden with metal slides and fireman's poles. I played on it all the time. I was sad to see it go right before I had kids. The school now has three different sized playgrounds for different age levels. I still prefer our old one from when I was young and wish it was still around but nothing lasts forever!