EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Bronxville elementary school students have been busy during recess this year, making what they imagine into reality on the playground.
For the first time this year, the school district has introduced the “Imagination Playground,” which features a series of lightweight blue building blocks that allows them to craft everything from rocket ships and race tracks to skyscrapers and robots every afternoon.
The blocks come in all shapes and sizes, and each fits together with the next, allowing the students to create anything they could possibly imagine.
“They’re fun to play with and you can make things that no one has made before,” fourth grade student Angelina Ramsey said.
This isn’t the first time that the district has considered introducing an “Imagination Playground” at the elementary school. Last year, Bronxville parents lobbied for the district to “offer their children more opportunities for fun and creative activities, both indoors and outdoors, year-round.”
Principal Tricia Murray said that by introducing the “Imagination Playground,” the district is continuing “the foundation for the excellence in education for which Bronxville is known.” The building blocks were purchased through a grant secured by the Bronxville School Foundation.
“We’re hoping that through the use of the blocks, students can learn problem-solving, collaboration and critical thinking. Those are skills our students can apply in the classroom and in their everyday lives,” she said. “They will make a difference in making recess more successful.”
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