Grade 6 students at T.M. Roberts Elementary School are pictured on board the hemisphere climber

Grade 6 students at T.M. Roberts Elementary School are pictured on board the hemisphere climber

Newest playground in the Kootenays

TM Roberts students hit the apparati at newly opened playground.

  • Apr. 18, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Grade 6 students at T.M. Roberts Elementary School are pictured on board the hemisphere climber, one of several new apparati featured at the school’s new playground, which opened to the fun Wednesday. New spring sunshine beamed down upon the “oodle swing,” the “wee-saw,” and 10-swing set and other state-of-the-art devices, which were installed during a playground bee this weekend. The impetus for the new playground was entirely driven by parent volunteers, and got underway three years ago, under the direction of Olivia Besanger, then head of the school’s playground committee, now a Trustee with District 5’s School Board. A grant from the provincial government helped, and parents Kari Pidskalny and Kelly Andersson (pictured above, at the ground-breaking ceremony) spearheaded the final push. Chris Pidskalny and Erik Andersson oversaw the installation last Friday and Saturday.