Two new playgrounds at Win Ferguson Elementary are almost ready.
The structures, one in the front and one in the back of the school, will include a fun new design and be more wheelchair accessible.
"We're really excited about this particular playground. It's very colourful, it's got some really interesting characteristics with slides, climbing apparatuses, swings. The design layout allows for very fluid flow for play patterns, which inspire playful and engaging interactions," said Darcie Bennett, manager of contract services for Elk Island Public Schools.
Currently, the playground is blocked off by safety fences. Once construction is complete, it will require a final inspection before being open to the school and public.
The total cost of the playgrounds was just over $360,000, which was mostly funded by sponsors, grants and associations. The Parent Fundraising Association in particular put in over $55,000 towards the playground. The Win Ferguson Playground Association also raised a large portion of the money.
"Between grants and the hard efforts of a very dedicated fundraising association for this school, all of the targets have been met," added Bennett.
The playgrounds should be open by the first day of school.