Play structures to celebrate school 70th anniversary
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Manotick Public School
1075 Bridge Street, Manotick, ON K4M 1H3
Idée créée le:
le 26 septembre, 2011
Petit budget (Jusqu'à 50 000 $)
This year, the village of Manotick is gearing up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its public school. Originally built in 1890 on a site across the road from the school, it was the only Public School in the area. In the early 1900's, it was destroyed by fire. The school was rebuilt on its present site and opened in 1942 as a continuation school. Our little JK-5 school with 270 students is as successful and vibrant as ever and we hope to continue its legacy in the Manotick community.
Last year however, the community learned that two of the three play structures in the school yard have raised safety concerns. Because the wooden structures have reached their end-of-life, they were removed prior to the beginning of the school year. One of the structures was the only structure in the kindergarten yard, where there is no other access to slides or other climbing apparatuses. While the school does have a bigger play structure built 11 years ago out of steel and rubber, it is too big for the school’s kindergarten children to use.
We now face a school year with students needing two safe and secure play structures appropriate for children aged 3 to 11 years old. This playground improvement becomes even more important as kindergarten students will be enrolled in full-day programs starting the Fall 2012.
This project will be successfully completed quickly with the Aviva Community fund Grant. We sincerely hope we can count on your support.
The students, staff and families of Manotick Public School were consulted and have given their ideas of what they would like to see in the new play structures. Manotick Public School Advisory Council is committed to raising $60,000 to cover the cost of the replacement of the play structures. The total cost includes the preparation of the sites and the purchase and installation of the new safe structures. The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will contribute some funds for the project. School Council applied for a matching grant from the City of Ottawa. In addition, the School Council are hosting various fundraisers to raise the remaining balance. To date, students at the school have, themselves, already raised over $1,000 for this cause and the council raised $30,000 through special events and private donations.
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