Martha Lake Elementary competing for a new playground

Martha Lake Elementary School is in the running for a new playground.

Students created a two-minute video to help raise money and remodel their outdated playground equipment. That video has been chosen as one of 10 finalists in a nationwide competition sponsored by the non-profit KaBOOM!

Now through May 10, you can vote for their video. The five playgrounds with the most votes will each receive a $15,000 grant.

The children in Ms. Walter’s fourth grade class wrote, photographed, directed, narrated, edited and produced the video as a project to learn about writing and technology. This came after the district told school officials that one large play structure on the playground no longer meets current safety guidelines and has to be removed.

“I am so proud of these children. They took a class project and applied it to a real-world situation. Now because of them, our school is in the running to receive a grant that can considerably improve our playground,” said Jeanne Moore, principal at Martha Lake Elementary.

Martha Lake Elementary is the largest elementary school in its district, with more than 600 students.

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