Six Abbotsford middle schools are getting new playgrounds.
The provincial government announced up to $50,000 in funding for each of:
Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (ASIA) – Sumas Mountain Campus, Colleen and Gordie Howe, Eugene Reimer, WA Fraser, Abbotsford and Clayburn middle schools.
Middle schools have students in Grades 6, 7 and 8.
At a press conference in Delta on Friday morning, Premier Christy Clark announced $8 million in funding over two years for 44 new playgrounds and playground upgrades across the province.
“Learning continues outside the classroom and playgrounds are a venue where kids come together and learn from each other through play,” said Clark.
The province also announced a commitment to ensure that all of the public elementary schools in the province, and every middle school that wants one, will have a playground for their students. There are currently 1,347 of these schools in B.C.
“Well-planned school playgrounds provide unique learning environments for our children and are an important part of their school experience,” said Education Minister George Abbott in the press release. “They are an extension of the classroom and help promote fun and healthy activity for kids at school.”