For the first time this week, kids at Martha Lake Elementary are using new playground equipment.
The new gear is thanks to a fourth grade class at the school, which created a two-minute video to enter in a nationwide contest last spring. The video was one of five that won a $15,000 grant through the non-profit KaBOOM!. The grant was matched by the Hazel Miller Foundation.
The old playground equipment had to be removed because it no longer met safety standards.
Dozens of volunteers, including parents, teachers, Boeing machinists and Coast Guard members, assembled the new equipment at the school.
“We are so excited,” said Principal Tom Trexel. “This new playground is such an asset to both our school and our community. Children need a safe place to develop their imaginations while getting good exercise. But most importantly—this is just plain fun!”
Take a look at the award-winning video: