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NDP MLA Cullen says funding for new playground will mean more fun for kids at Telkwa Elementary

June 4, 2024 at 10:12 am  Politics, Provincial

TELKWA– New Democrat MLA Nathan Cullen says a new accessible playground is on the way for students at Telkwa Elementary.

“Playgrounds foster a lot of learning about friendship and social skills, and they’re a great place to make sure kids are getting exercise,” said Nathan Cullen, MLA for Stikine. “It’s so important that all kids can participate. A new, accessible, safe playground at Telkwa Elementary means more fun for all kids.”

This year, the New Democrat government is providing funding for 26 new playgrounds in 26 school districts around B.C. Each district is receiving $195,000. The playgrounds will all be designed to be accessible for children of all abilities.

Since 2018, the government has built new playgrounds at 282 schools, benefiting over 70,000 students. Every school district has received at least one playground since 2018, and some schools received funding for multiple playgrounds for their communities to enjoy.

Building new accessible playgrounds is part of the government’s priority to ensure students have positive learning and play spaces, no matter where they live.

Learn More: New, accessible school playgrounds open for students | BC Gov News

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