Kids have a new playground with grass instead of asphalt at a Rhode Island charter elementary school. For two years, a committee of students planned the playground.
Assigned to write a persuasive letter, fourth-grader Bernardo Garcia wrote to an executive at Lowe’s home improvement stores:
Can you donate some turf to our school which is the Learning Community Charter School? One reason why I think we need turf is that in a middle of a soccer game some boys get hurt and they have to go to the nurse who cares about us Nurse Liz. Nurse Liz canâ€™t take this much chaos in her office. My second reason why I think we need turf is that we fall and get hurt cause our yard is made out of cement. If we had turf we can Dive for the Ball without getting hurt. My last reason why I think we need turf is that we can get scratches Big ones. If we had turf we would get no scratches.â€
Lowe’s donated $110,000.
Students are now writing letters in hopes of getting a science fair.