A third grader at Lansing Elementary School in Kansas came up with a solution to the problem. Two of her classmates are in wheelchairs and the third needs a walker, preventing all of her friends from enjoying the playground during recess. Finley Kowalewski, her third grader, said. The students told their teacher, girlfriend Christina Mills, of the solution, a dream playground available to all classmates. They are part of our class and they are our friends, so we like to play with them.The current playground has lumps of rubber that make it difficult to roll a wheelchair. There are 5 instruments you can access. They are “We Go Round”, “We Go Swing” and “Sway Fun”. Spring-loaded, ‘roller’ slide’ and ‘sensory toy’ areas. A lot of people seem to feel better,” she said. You know, we always say that we are Lions of Lansing Her and proud of it. But the pride I feel now in my students and what they have achieved cannot be described in words,” Mills said. We are so hungry to make sure we belong.Many adults can learn lessons from these kids.”The total cost of the project is estimated at over $1 million. Apply for a grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The grant will pay half of the cost and the other half will come from the matching fund. For the full story, watch the video above.
A third grader at Lansing Elementary School in Kansas came up with a solution to the problem.
Two of my classmates are in wheelchairs and a third needs a walker so all my friends can’t enjoy the playground during recess.
Finley Kowalewski, a third-year student, said:
Students brought their solution to teacher Christina Mills, a dream playground for all classmates.
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“We love playing with them because they are part of our class and our friends,” said third grader Braiden Ling.
Mills and another teacher at the school helped the students design an accessible playground.
Wheelchair accessible flat surfaces included.
The current playground has lumps of rubber that make it difficult to roll the wheelchair on the surface.
The Dream Playground has five facilities, all wheelchair accessible.
This is the area for “We Go Round”, “We Go Swing”, “Sway Fun”, “Roller Slide” and “Sensory Toys”.
On Monday night, several students, including Ali Brooks, submitted their plans to the Lansing School Board of Education.
“It was a little scary at first, but after that we chatted a bit and a lot of people seemed to feel better,” she said.
“Words cannot express how proud I am of my children. You know, we are Lansing Lions and we always say we are proud. “The pride and what they’ve accomplished is indescribable,” Mills said. Many adults can learn lessons from these children.”
The total cost of the project is estimated at over $1 million.
The school is in the process of applying for a grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The grant will pay half of the cost and the other half will come from matching funds.
Watch the full video above story.
https://www.wgal.com/article/third-graders-design-inclusive-playground/42453625 A third grader designs an inclusive playground for his classmates