QUALICUM BEACH – New Democrat MLA Adam Walker says students at Arrowview Elementary will soon be playing on a new accessible playground, thanks to $195,000 in provincial funding.
“When new playgrounds are built, it benefits not only students, but also children, families, and caregivers across the community,” said Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. “This funding for a new playground at Arrowview Elementary will provide an important space for years to come.”
This year, New Democrats are investing $5 million in 25 new accessible playgrounds for 25 school districts across the province. Playgrounds are expected to be designed, built and installed in the next year.
Playgrounds help kids stay active outdoors while learning to cooperate, build conflict resolution skills, and overcome challenges. Playing outside reduces anxiety and improves focus, helping kids to learn in the classroom. This funding will reduce parent-led local fundraising that was previously needed to build playgrounds.
Since 2018, the New Democrat government has invested $35 million to fund 256 new playgrounds at schools throughout the province, benefiting more than 63,000 students.
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