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Playground revitalization progresses

Appomattox Christian Academy, a mission of St. Andrew’s Reformed Episcopal Church, is moving forward with the revitalization of it’s current playground. The standing sand box is just one facet planned for the newly-fenced-in area.

According to a press release, funds were raised through the Summer’s Last Hurrah Golf Tournament and Family Swim Picnic held at Falling River Country Club on Sept. 8 with more than 100 in attendance and more than 40 businesses supporting this cause.

“ACA-PTF and Friends of ACA also provided additional funding,” officials said in the release. “Other new pieces will include a spring See Saw, a five-seat Merry Go Cycle, and a Jungle Dome.”

The release cited that the ACA believes that busy bodies build busy minds.

“Children learn more when they have time to exercise and have free play,” officials said in the release. “To further enhance the cultivation of young minds, a Grammar Garden is already underway to include three raised beds, growing containers, hanging baskets and a STEAM-focused water play system recently donated by Joni Organ of Safety Solutions LLC., of Lynchburg.”

According to the release, students will work with members of the Appomattox Garden Club to grow flowering plants, herbs and vegetables, with an emphasis on Farm-to-Table initiatives.

“Students will benefit from growing, harvesting and consuming, following the curriculum provided by Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom,” officials said in the release. “The playground revitalization is just one step in ACA’s Five-Year Master Plan, ultimately leading to the addition of a natural terrain playground.”

The release cited upon completion, ACA will have two locations on the main campus for children of all ages to exercise their growing bodies and minds.

Follow ACA and at www. appomattoxchristianacademy.com/. Those interested in more information are directed to call (434) 352-7373.