Help make Paris Central School’s dream a reality

Community Oct 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Students and staff at Paris Central School have a dream and they are looking to their community help to make it happen.

The school is competing in the Aviva Community Fund for a chance to win $50,000 to revitalize its aging schoolyard.

Students and staff envision an outdoor classroom, two grassy soccer pitches, naturalized gardens, friendship benches and innovative areas that foster imaginative play. It would also serve as a vibrant community hub for all ages and abilities.

“Winning the Aviva Community Fund would be huge for Paris Central and for the entire town of Paris,” Kate Wight, whose son attends senior kindergarten at the school, said. “Two generations of students have started as kindergartners and graduated Grade 8 without seeing improvements to their schoolyard.

“We really want this to be the year that the playground revitalization begins.”

Hundreds of votes are needed to make the new schoolyard a reality. Paris Central is up against dozens of other Canadian communities to win the grant.

“But we know that the amazing communities in Paris will support our push because that’s what we do in our town — support each other,” Wight said. “We really want this to be a way for Paris to show the whole country how we can work together to create a place where everyone can play.”

People can vote up to 18 times from any computer, tablet or smartphone once they have registered. Voting began Oct. 10 and closes Oct. 19.

The 15 projects that receive the most votes will become finalists with grand prizewinners selected from independent judges.

To register and vote visit bit.ly/pariscentralplayground. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ParisCentralPlayground/; https://twitter.com/PCSplayground or;  https://www.instagram.com/pcsplayground/.

Help make Paris Central School’s dream a reality

School vying for $50,000 Aviva Community Fund

Community Oct 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Students and staff at Paris Central School have a dream and they are looking to their community help to make it happen.

The school is competing in the Aviva Community Fund for a chance to win $50,000 to revitalize its aging schoolyard.

Students and staff envision an outdoor classroom, two grassy soccer pitches, naturalized gardens, friendship benches and innovative areas that foster imaginative play. It would also serve as a vibrant community hub for all ages and abilities.

“Winning the Aviva Community Fund would be huge for Paris Central and for the entire town of Paris,” Kate Wight, whose son attends senior kindergarten at the school, said. “Two generations of students have started as kindergartners and graduated Grade 8 without seeing improvements to their schoolyard.

“We really want this to be the year that the playground revitalization begins.”

Hundreds of votes are needed to make the new schoolyard a reality. Paris Central is up against dozens of other Canadian communities to win the grant.

“But we know that the amazing communities in Paris will support our push because that’s what we do in our town — support each other,” Wight said. “We really want this to be a way for Paris to show the whole country how we can work together to create a place where everyone can play.”

People can vote up to 18 times from any computer, tablet or smartphone once they have registered. Voting began Oct. 10 and closes Oct. 19.

The 15 projects that receive the most votes will become finalists with grand prizewinners selected from independent judges.

To register and vote visit bit.ly/pariscentralplayground. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ParisCentralPlayground/; https://twitter.com/PCSplayground or;  https://www.instagram.com/pcsplayground/.

Help make Paris Central School’s dream a reality

School vying for $50,000 Aviva Community Fund

Community Oct 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Brant News

Students and staff at Paris Central School have a dream and they are looking to their community help to make it happen.

The school is competing in the Aviva Community Fund for a chance to win $50,000 to revitalize its aging schoolyard.

Students and staff envision an outdoor classroom, two grassy soccer pitches, naturalized gardens, friendship benches and innovative areas that foster imaginative play. It would also serve as a vibrant community hub for all ages and abilities.

“Winning the Aviva Community Fund would be huge for Paris Central and for the entire town of Paris,” Kate Wight, whose son attends senior kindergarten at the school, said. “Two generations of students have started as kindergartners and graduated Grade 8 without seeing improvements to their schoolyard.

“We really want this to be the year that the playground revitalization begins.”

Hundreds of votes are needed to make the new schoolyard a reality. Paris Central is up against dozens of other Canadian communities to win the grant.

“But we know that the amazing communities in Paris will support our push because that’s what we do in our town — support each other,” Wight said. “We really want this to be a way for Paris to show the whole country how we can work together to create a place where everyone can play.”

People can vote up to 18 times from any computer, tablet or smartphone once they have registered. Voting began Oct. 10 and closes Oct. 19.

The 15 projects that receive the most votes will become finalists with grand prizewinners selected from independent judges.

To register and vote visit bit.ly/pariscentralplayground. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/ParisCentralPlayground/; https://twitter.com/PCSplayground or;  https://www.instagram.com/pcsplayground/.