The Perfect Playground

The playground at our school has just had some fabulous renovations of our new playground equipment. Over the summer the following equipment was installed: 2 basketball hoops at different heights, four-square outlines, spiral slide, DNA Strand, stage, Plinko, painted map of the United States, chess and checkers.

We were curious about students’ opinions, so we asked them a couple of  questions. We wondered if they had a favorite. The DNA Strand is one of the two Spiral monkey bars shaped like a DNA choices.  Some students shared “ It goes in different motions; you get to twist and turn and do crazy things,” “different from monkey bars,” and “ fun to climb upside down.”

The second  popular apparatus is the Plinko.Plinko - multiple funnels containing multiple holes into which balls are thrown.  “It is an unique piece of equipment; you never know where the balls will come out,” “every kid gets a chance to throw the ball,” and “reminds him of basketball.”

We were also curious to know if something was missing from the playground. Most of the students we interviewed thought the playground was complete; they couldn’t think of anything to improve the playground. But one student To forts with a bridge connecting them.suggested the bridge that connects the two forts … bounce! Another student suggested more opportunities to play on the upper field: soccer, tag football, and basketball.2 Basketball hoops at different heights for younger students.

We all love to play on the playground now that we have new equipment, which makes it even more entertaining at recess.

Reported by: Evan and Tommy L.