With tools in hand, Laraway staff members, with help from community volunteers, built the first pieces of a playground for their campus. Climbing structures and swings will enhance the farm site as will a basketball court that transforms into an ice rink in winter.
“Playgrounds matter for kids. Playgrounds promote healthy, active lifestyles” says Shellie West, Laraway Adventure Education Teacher. “If one of our kids needs a break, it’s great to be able to go out and shoot a few baskets or play on the playground. It’s a positive way to alleviate stress.”