Charlottesville School In The Running For An Imagination Playground

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Elk Hill Charlottesville School, off of Route 29, needs your votes.

It is in the running for one of four Imagination Playground sets, sponsored by national non-profit, KaBOOM! and Claritin.

Elk Hill wrote a grant and was selected to join 11 other schools around the country to enter the Imagination Playground contest.

The playground is a movable play system made out of giant, lightweight foam blocks that kids can stack and make into whatever their imaginations can create.

The alternative school, which just welcomed 36 students this school year, has been as high as second place and as low as seventh amongst the voting that began August 18.

Elk Hill is the only Virginia school in the running, but it plans to share the wealth, if it gets the sets.

"We can make the playground available to other services in the city,” said director of education, Darlene Ferguson. “Actually, it would be two sets of playgrounds, so the thought is that one set would go to our Goochland school to work with the Richmond area and then one would be here. I want to share it. It's not just for us. It's for the whole community."

You can help Elk Hill become one of the winning schools by casting your vote once a day from now through September 26. Just click on the link on the side of this story titled, 'Vote here!'

Once you are on the facebook page, click on ‘Vote for Play Program’, then vote for ‘Elk Hill Charlottesville School.’


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