One of the great pleasures of childhood is watching the clock hands creep up to the recess bell. The whole school explodes, pouring out excited children racing to the playground to work off the pent up energy from trying to work through arithmetic problems.
Imagine for a moment, all of your friends are racing to the playground that you can’t use. For Elise Jackson, one of CPABC’s Dance Without Limits dancers, and other students with mobility difficulties, this has been her daily kindergarten experience.
However, thanks to the Carnarvon Parent Advisory Council’s Play for Everybody campaign, a new playground will be accessible for students with varying degrees of mobility. Most of the equipment will also be accessible, with soft rubber footing replacing the wood chips and soft earth. Not only do children benefit – parents and grandparents with restricted mobility will be able to join their children on the playground.
According to the Vancouver Courier, the campaign’s co-chairs, Darrin Jackson (Elise’s father) and Brittanny Downey-MacDonald, hope to install the playground next to Carnarvon Elementary School in August, and completing it in October. They need to raise $35,000 more to meet their goal of $135,000.
CPABC is pleased to support this initiative to see children play without limits.
For more information, contact the CPABC office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Play for Everybody campaign at email@example.com.