Students at Snow Hill Elementary face more obstacles than the monkey bars. Their playground is just no fun.
Kailey Posey, Snow Hill Elementary Student said, "Well I go home dirty and my mom says, 'what happened to you?' and I'm just like, 'the playground is just such a mess!'" Snow Hill Elementary needs a recess redo and they just might get that chance. Thanks to the entry from one of their teachers, the school has made it to the top 5 in the nation for a Playground contest with the radio show Kidd Kraddick in the morning.
The school with the most votes will win ten thousand dollars from Home Depot. Jason Walker, Mix 96 DJ said, "Vote. That's all you have to do. There's no cost, theres nothing other than just voting for Snow Hill Elementary." Mix 96 plays the national show and they're proud to support the school. Walker said, "Any opportunity we have to have a private partnership with a company like Home Depot, they've been so kind to offer this. Snow Hill elementary is very deserving. they need this playground."
At first glance this looks like your average playground, but really it's not all that safe. Twenty five years of erosion has made the ground a hazardous mess. Sandy Barnwell, Snow Hill Elementary School Principal said, "Right now the kids say 'oh gosh we can't run' and they really can't. You wont see kids running out here in a hard run because of all the holes, and where the erosion has taken place the ground is causing kids to trip and get hurt during play time." Exposed nails and old borders are just a couple of things they're hoping to get rid of. Barnwell said, "When they said recess redo we thought, wow that's just what we need because it's just the platform and base that we've got to fix and then our pre-k, they've got nothing, so we'd like to be able to give them something."
If you'd like to support Snow Hill Elementary, voting is easy! Walker said, "It's all via www.kiddlive.com
, you'll see, like on many websites, there are rotating banners and there's one for 'big Al's Recess Redo' and if you click that banner you'll find the voting, just click Snow Hill and that's it." Voting ends Friday, September 27th at 11:59am.