Students, families, staff, trustees, and special guests gathered for the official opening of a brand new playground at Suncrest Elementary. This valuable addition to the school is the result of a provincial grant, support from the District, and the hard work and contributions of the school’s PAC.
Principal Lori Driussi was one of several speakers who talked about the importance of play for children.
“Our success,” said Driussi, “is in part due to the fact that we celebrate and nurture the whole child, and our provincial curriculum values and supports a well-rounded education that includes the head, the heart and the body.”
Burnaby Board of Education Chair Gary Wong talked about how a playground can also build a strong community.
“While our students will make great use of the playground, so will the community outside of school hours. If you come by here on a weekend, you’ll see parents and caregivers making connections with other families. We are pleased to contribute to creating a society in which children can play, grow, and learn in safe and stimulating environments.”