Students in Camden now have a new "green" outdoor space they can play and learn in.
On Monday, December 3rd, Camden officials and community partners joined students and teachers from Cooper's Poynt School in Camden for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the school's new Green Playground.
Phase one of the project included installing new play equipment, seating, and vibrant colors to spark student creativity.
Officials say students have a long time for this space, and now that it is here they can't wait to see the students play, learn and grow.
"I think right now they're feeling like they are important because for a long time they didn't have a playground, they always asked, 'why don't we have a playground, everybody else has a playground?'" said Principal of Coopers Count School, Janine Casella. "So they feel like we value them, that we value play, and we know that it's important for them to get out and exercise and have a good time."
The project will now advance to phase two, which includes installing special gardens that capture stormwater to help relieve Camden's over-taxed sewage system.