Friday, October 20, 2017

Peaceful Playgrounds Grants Newsletter Oct. 2017

Peaceful Playgrounds Play Nice Grants Newsletter
14 Grant Deadlines 
Grant Resources
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cohasset Playground Transformation

This video is going to show you how Cohasset Elementary school transformed their playground with Peaceful Playgrounds Stencils and Markings.

Before Peaceful Playgrounds, the games were beginning to fade and there were only  a few activities for children to play at recess.

This is a picture of the blacktop space before the stencils were applied and the painting began.  Note that they did sweep and wash down the asphalt to insure that the paint last longer.

This shows the principal and parent volunteers laying out a playground stencil for marking the playground.

This shows a teacher and parent that are using playground stencils to chalk in the running track shapes getting it ready for painting. Note the running/jogging track is painted on the playground.

This shows the transformed playground with new markings including Galloping tracks (in progress), skipping tracks, crossover walking ect that must be completed.

This shows the transformed playground with new markings including 2 multiuse circles, and (3)  four square courts and a running /walking track run through and around the playground.

Thank you for attending this one minute playground tip on Cohasset Elementary playground design- Before and After Peaceful Playgrounds.       We hope you join us again and check out our You Tube Channel for other playground tips.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

East Street Schools Peaceful Playground

East Street School in MA added Peaceful Playgrounds in August 2017. When East Street staff and students return to school this year they will be welcomed with a new, colorful and fun playground area.
The school is implementing the Peaceful Playgrounds Program which, according to their website is based on the concept that several well-marked, colorfully designed games, such as hopscotch, around the world, four squares, etc. will increase motivation for students to participate in activities and become more engaged in purposeful play.