W.L. McLeod, Nechako Lakes School District 91 has received $50,000, the final installment for the improvement and replacement of their playground.
Playground funding that has been provided for the beautification of play structure equipment for 80 schools across 60 school districts is an additional $3.3 million in funding.
Currently the funding is in its final phases which was a commitment made by Premier Clark and Education Minister Abbott last year for the benefits of elementary schools in BC.
The total number of schools benefiting from the initiative from the two year program to 227 across the province.
According to Nechako Lakes MLA, John Rustad the playground was his fondest memories from his schooling years.
“To be pefectly honest, some of the fondest memories one has of their years in elementary school are not from the classroom but the playground,” he said. “Playgrounds are important for every school and every child.”
For the first phase of the program the BC government provided more than $2 million to 23 school districts for new playground equipment at 41 priority middle and elementary schoolswithout playgrounds.
Under the second phase, 106 parent advisory councils in 34 school districts are being reimbursed over $2.4 million for the purchase of new playground equipment.