School principals from across the country will take a break from their annual conference this weekend to help build a new playground at Orlando’s Catalina Elementary School.
The National Association of Elementary School Principals said it’s partnering with Landscape Structures to foot the bill for the playground, while more than 100 elementary school principals in town for NAESP’s 2018 Pre-K–8 Principals Conference will provide the elbow grease.
NAESP said the new playground is from Landscape Structures’ “Playbooster” line aimed at children ages 5 to 12 and is valued at $65,000. It features “slides, climbers, and activity panels in addition to overhead events and bridges.” It is also “designed to welcome children of all abilities.”
In addition to assembling the playground, the platoon of principals will landscape, paint and take on other beautification projects at the school. They plan to get be on the job from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Catalina Elementary School, located at 2448 29th St., is a Title I school, a federal designation for schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families.