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Province announces funding for new Cindrich Elementary playground

Unknown-2-16.jpegStudents from Holly Elementary alongside members of the Surrey Board of Education Terry Allen and Laurie Larsen, BC Confederation Of Parent Advisory Councils President Laura Ward, Surrey-Guildford MLA Garry Begg, Minister of Education and Child Care Rachna Singh and Holly Elementary Principal Lauretta Fenrick.
Surrey’s Cindrich Elementary will be receiving funding for a new playground, following an announcement by the provincial government earlier this morning.

Minister of Education and Child Care Rachna Singh announced Tuesday that Cindrich and 25 other B.C. schools will each receive $195,000 for a new playground.

“These are spaces where children can truly be themselves, where they express their joy, and learn valuable social skills,” said Singh. “Our government is thrilled to ensure communities throughout the province gain better access to modern playgrounds for everyone’s benefit.”

The funding is part of the province’s Playground Equipment Program (PEP), which supports inclusive and accessible playgrounds across B.C. and significantly reduces the parent-led fundraising needed for replacement playgrounds.

The announcement was made at Holly Elementary, which received a playground grant last year.

“Playgrounds are so important to our communities – they are spaces that not only promote physical activity, but provide opportunities for children to improve motor skills, learn teamwork, develop decision-making, nurture friendships, and so much more,” said Surrey Board of Education Chair Laurie Larsen. “We’re so pleased that Surrey’s Cindrich Elementary will now be receiving a grant as well! Students, parents and staff there will be so excited.”

In previous years, funding from PEP has also supported playgrounds at Kirkbride, École Riverdale, Sullivan, Senator Reid and T.E. Scott elementaries. 

To learn more about the Playground Equipment Program, click here.

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