It was recently announced that three South Philly schools would be planning for schoolyard reinvention, thanks to the Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University. Landscape architecture students at the universities will be helping create designs for improved schoolyards at George W. Childs Elementary, the Stephen Girard School and Eliza B. Kirkbride School.
All three schools are currently working to engage the community in the process. Surveys have been released to ask a number of questions about what improvements you would like to see for the outdoor spaces at the schools.
Different concepts for the schoolyard are presented in the survey, ranging from outdoor classroom space to an orchard. You can fill out the survey relating to G.W. Childs School, Kirkbride and Girard.
Upcoming meetings for the project will further discuss the plans and unveil the progress so far.