New playgrounds for fall 2019
The B.C. government is building 50 new playgrounds in 34 school districts this year.
The Sunshine Coast School District is getting 105,000 dollars for an accessible playground at Roberts Creek Elementary.
In Nanaimo-Ladysmith, the School District will get the same amount for an accessible playground at Gabriola Elementary.
And, the Qualicum School District is also getting 105,000 dollars for an accessible playground at Bowser Elementary.
The province says playgrounds are a key factor in a child’s development and learning.
They encourage outdoor physical activity, help students learn how to share, overcome challenges and help them focus and learn more effectively in the classroom.
This year, the Playground Equipment Program will invest 5 million dollars in 50 new playgrounds in 34 school districts around B.C., including 30 universally accessible playgrounds.
The playgrounds will be built over the next six months and are expected to be ready for kids to play on in fall 2019.