Help Souris School Win an Inclusive Playground
I feel so privileged to be writing a guest blog post here for you today. My name is Krystal Mills and I’m a grade 7 teacher-blogger from Souris, Prince Edward Island. I’ll waste no time getting to the point: My school needs your help!
We are in the semi-final round in a contest to win up to $140 000 for a new, inclusive playground for our school. As with many schools, students who are in wheelchairs have limited to no access to our playground equipment and recess time is not a time where they are physically able to interact with their peers. However, this social interaction is so important to their development and they deserve it!
Due to age, and health concerns our current school building will be demolished at the end of this school year. We will be moving into a renovated high school building in the fall of 2014, becoming the first K-12 facility on PEI. Of course, playground equipment is not part of the budget and not covered by the government. So, my community applied for the Aviva Community Fund to help us out and we are SO CLOSE we can taste it! That’s where you come in!
To get into the final round (and be one of the projects in front of a panel of judges) we need votes and lots of ‘em. It takes just a moment to register your email (or you can log in using your Facebook account). After you have registered, voting takes just a second. You can vote once a day from December 2nd to the 11th. Some incredible teachers have actually taken this on as a “Random Acts of Kindness” project and their whole class has registered and is voting for us every day! I’d like to thank those teachers again! If you feel that this is something you could do – it would be absolutely amazing!
Also, we’d love your shares via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blog posts etc. Any and all exposure is WELCOME and APPRECIATED!
We WILL do this. I know we will. And we need people like you, to help get us there.