The Globe had an article this weekend about Mattapan’s Chittick Elementary School, an East Zone school, dedicating their restored schoolyard, courtesy of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative.
They now have a new outdoor classroom -- which includes planting beds, pulleys, thermometers, and rain-collectors -- two new jungle gyms, and world and city maps on the ground.
The organization is able to revamp about six schoolyards a year. The West Zone elementary schools who’ve already benefited from the program include: Ohrenberger, Hennigan, Beethoven, Trotter, Haley, Ellis, Mendell, Hernandez, Hale, Sumner, Fuller, Dickerman, John F. Kennedy, Bates, Kilmer, Philbrick. I know the Mozart principal mentioned that they were applying for this program.