The Ministry of Education has announced that Georgia Park Elementary School will be one of several schools around the province to receive a new, safe accessible playground through the Playground Equipment Program (PEP).
This year, the funding for each project has also been increased by $40,000 to better support accessible components – like ground cover, ramps and/or transfer platforms that connect to the play structure - to ensure a place for all students to play.
It is anticipated that the playground will be built over the next year.
School districts have the opportunity to apply for PEP funding from the ministry each year. Playgrounds are funded based on greatest need and priority is given to schools where there is no playground at all, then to schools where the existing playground is aging.
The Playground Equipment Program:
The BC Centre for Disease Control has information for schools and families on COVID-19 safety at playgrounds:
Jennifer Patrick, Manager of Communications
Phone: (250) 830.2333