When the students at return in a few weeks, they are in for a colorful surprise.
Youth artists at Arts Project have spent the last month working on interactive activities that have been painted onto the blacktop of the playground area of the school.
Earlier this spring, members of the Bernon Heights PTO approached RiverzEdge with the idea of creating something on the playground for the students. The PTO wanted to give the students something to do at recess. Their idea was to re-create a map of the United States that used to be on the playground, along with other activities that RiverzEdge participants could design. From there, RiverzEdge designed other activities and went to work on the blacktop.
Beginning in early July and finishing up the final touches last week, RiverzEdge youth artists braved the heat and created vibrant and fun activities that will bring energy and activity back to the playground. Now, students at Bernon Heights will have a map of the US to play on, along with “maze tag”, 4 square, a basketball court, custom hopscotch, and “protractor run”.
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted by Principal George Nasuti on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at the school, located at 657 Logee St. in Woonsocket. All are welcome.