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Philadelphia Elementary School Breaks Ground for New Green Space

Philadelphia Elementary School Breaks Ground for New Green Space
Alexander Adaire Elementary School is getting a revitalized schoolyard.

Students and faculty at the Fishtown school were joined Tuesday by Mayor Kenney, Superintendent William Hite, and City Council President Darrell Clarke for a ground-breaking ceremony for the school’s new space, which will not only give students a great place to play, but also will be environmentally friendly.

The new schoolyard is the result of a partnership among the School District of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Friends of Adaire, which is a volunteer group of Fishtown community members, and the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit working to create parks and protect land to ensure healthy communities.

The $1 million project is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer and ready for use in the 2017-18 school year.
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