Harrison Hot Springs Elementary students may have been without power on Wednesday, Jan. 13, but that didn’t stop them from opening the school’s newest playground.
|(Tammy Nazarchuk/Harrison Hot Springs Elementary)|
The accessible playground is the second of two play areas at the elementary school. Although ground had been broken previously, the area had been fenced off for a long time until the playground could be installed.
During the power outage, the students who came to class were given the opportunity to break in the new structure, as fences were taken down and the equipment was revealed.
“They are just thrilled,” principal Tammy Nazarchuk said.
The new playground features a number of musical items, including pipes and drums, which luckily produce a “subtle” sound that won’t disturb neighbouring homes.
It’s a little bit more advanced than the old playground, Nazarchuk said, but that hasn’t stopped the Kindergarten students from exploring the structures.
The installation was completed in December, with $125,000 of the cost covered by grant money. The installation itself cost $15,000.