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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Southwark Elementary hosting fundraiser on Oct. 13 for planned schoolyard improvements

Southwark Elementary at 9th and Mifflin is among the schools in South Philadelphia planning playground improvements. Chester Arthur and the Taggart School are among those who have new schoolyards in the works.

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In about three years, the schoolyard at Southwark is expected to be transformed from solid concrete into an interactive space for kids to learn, create, grow and play. The project is still in early planning stages, so Southwark Elementary is hosting a fundraising event this week to help make this improved outdoor space a reality.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Groundbreaking happening this week for Chester Arthur School’s planned STEM playground

If you visit the Chester Arthur School at 2000 Catharine St., you’ll catch a glimpse of the school’s current outdoor space. While there is an already-existing play area, some basketball hoops and a few garden beds, the large majority of the space is asphalt.

13403353_1346513598697055_8888986253022055208_oThe playground is about to be transformed into a first of its kind STEM outdoor play and learning lab. A groundbreaking ceremony is being held on Wednesday, June 15 to begin the work on creating a more interactive and fun outdoor space for the K-8 school.

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