Old Fort Elementary Preschool
Old Fort Elementary School Preschool, in Old Fort North Carolina, is a year-round public school near the downtown area.
The space dedicated to the preschool children’s use contained a large amount of pea gravel used as fall zone surfacing which had to be removed where possible to conserve space. An existing four-foot wide concrete path was expanded with the installation of a five-foot wide secondary loop that connects the new settings and the entrance.
This project provides an example of improvements on public school grounds with the assistance of the school maintenance personnel. New settings and features include a stage under an existing shade structure, a storage shed, arbors along the path, a sand and water play area, balancing logs, and new plants that will create a lush environment for playing in nature.
Placing the musical instrument center has changed the dynamics of the playground. They are being more creative, physical, and working together outside. They are carrying over musical lessons from inside of the classroom to the playground.