East Kildonan community correspondent
Tony Zerucha is a community correspondent for East Kildonan.
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It’s taken a few years and plenty of work to get to this point, but students and staff at Phoenix School will finally be able to enjoy their outdoor classroom this fall.
The story dates back to 2018, when staff members discussed the idea with the Phoenix Parent Council. That led to the formation of a committee of parents, teachers and a representative from Headingley’s Bright Beginnings Educare, which used space in Phoenix School. The kids at the K to Grade 5 school were also involved with the planning, as staff talked with them about what they would like to see in the space. That feedback was included in a wish list that was included in packages provided to landscape architects.
In September 2019, the committee received a $5,000 grant from Community Futures White Horse Plains
that was used to produce architectural drawings of the space. That helped families and staff see what they were working towards and made it easier to complete other grant applications.