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Harrowsmith Public School (HPS) Parent Council in cooperation with the Limestone District School Board intends to complete a mulit-year “Yard Vision” redevelopment project of the schools property.
HPS Parent Council has completed and / or financed many school improvements including construction of primary and Junior playground structures, asphalt paving of the long jump tracks and basketball court, renovation of the school library, benches and tree planting.
In March 2009, HPS Parent Council and HPS Staff created a Yard Vision Project. All HPS students were asked to submit drawings and ideas of how they wanted their yard to be redeveloped.
HPS Parent Council intents to redevelop the yard in four phases using sustainable construction methods, community volunteers and Limestone District School Board approved contractors.
A gravel/stone dust fitness trail will be constructed. Once completed this trail can be used for: training for cross country running, mandatory daily physical activity area (walking) for all students, training for track and field events, student waling and sitting areas (benches along trail) during daily recesses, community walking area when school is closed.
Grading of baseball backstop
Installation of trees and benches
Upgrades to the soccer field turf and base will improve the playing surface for physical education classes and youth soccer association practices and games.
Exercise stops and benches for fitness trail
Construction of outdoor learning centre gazebo
Construction of gravel running track
Yard Vision Status:
Parent Council has secured a donor for the gravel for the project. The topographical survey of the property has been completed. In June 2011, Parent Council donated the supply and installation of one bench for the yard.
Financial donations or donations in kind for material and / or labour would be welcomed. Individuals wishing to contribute can contact firstname.lastname@example.org