Two elementary schools in Maple Ridge will get a cash infusion to help build a playground.
Eric Langton will receive $50,000 and Alexander Robinson, $25,000, to fix up the outdoor play areas for students.
Eric Langton Elementary has been fundraising for new playground as theirs has fallen into disrepair and has been targeted by vandals recently.
Eighty schools across the province will receive money to repair, improve, or replace their playgrounds, amounting to $3.3 million, Education Minister George Abbot announced today (Thursday).
This is the final phase of an $8-million playground funding commitment made by the provincial government last September, bringing the total number of schools benefiting from the two-year program to 227 provincewide.
“Our government is committed to providing students and communities with safe and modern playground facilities to promote play-based learning, physical activity and healthy lifestyles,” Abbott said.