Lower Schoolers get into the playground design business. Literally.
The young designers had already executed a major "play survey" to help inform plans for the Historic Campus outdoor play spaces. Then, working with Lab's playground consultant (that's a great job!) students review and vote on the various elements of the future Kenwood Mall playground. First, they prioritize their top playground activities (climbing, riding, and fitness/obstacles) and vote on the overall style (think "traditional"—decks, slides, bridges versus "modern"—nets, spin, sway.)
Ultimately, Labbies voted for "tower" by a landslide. They also voted on the "special extras" like a track ride and a giant spinning globe. The Kenwood Mall installation is ready for recess—along with Lab classics: four-square, gaga, and wall ball.