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St. Teresa of Calcutta Volunteer Playground Build

Volunteer Playground Build

July 5, 2022

Edmonton Catholic Schools upgraded St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Elementary School’s playground this summer. From July 5-7, around 100 volunteers from the University of Alberta’s Engineering Youth Alumni Council (ENGGYAC) and the Division’s Educational Planning Department installed a new playground for the more than 200 students and Boyle Street community children. 

The new playground is an inclusive play structure featuring brightly coloured play equipment, poured-in-place rubber surfacing, and playground turf. The design was drafted by taking suggestions from an ultimate wish-list created by St. Teresa of Calcutta students. The school’s previous playground had outlived its lifespan, with the original rubber surfacing becoming a safety concern for persons with disabilities. Playquest provided guidance and expertise during the two-day build, and the final playground will be ready for its first visitors at the end of July/early August.

This is ECSD’s third Volunteer Playground Build since 2018:

ECSD is moving closer to its goal of having all school playgrounds inclusive and accessible by 2030. 26 playgrounds have been upgraded or re-developed since 2018, and the Division will complete an additional ten builds this summer. 

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