Students Manage Playground Redesign

Grade 10 Venture students have taken on a project that involves acting as project managers for a playground redesign at Calvin Christian School in Hamilton.

The class has been working in a number of teams to create a site plan, research accessibility and inclusion, compare playground elements, and begin creating a preliminary design. Students are also using the new HDCH drone to survey sites, and are exploring ways to use Virtual Reality to create experiential models of the design.

The students invited a playground designer, Carissa Borowitz to join our class as an expert presenter and coach in the project.

On two recent field trips, the class spent some time doing a site survey and doing measurements, as well as looking at two recently constructed demonstration playgrounds at William McConnell Park and Parkdale School. The goal is to provide a proposal and construction plan by the end of semester two.