Everyday the children stampede out onto the playground heading directly for the new
equipment. They reach it yelling with joy, and calling to their other friends to play with them. The
teachers are happy to see their students enjoying their recess.
The playground equipment is the new edition to the new Elementary school built before 2017-
2018 school year and brings extra joy with it. With a brand new slide and climbing equipment,
the children can practice their balance and climbing skills everyday. Mrs. Benedict has said,”It’s
fun and matches the school!” Other teachers like it just because the kids can have fun. Many of
the teachers like this new equipment better than what they had at the old elementary school.
Students could fall from the outdated equipment, and possibly cause an injury.
However, not all of the equipment is brand new to this school year, the swing set was installed
just after the new elementary was built. The swingsets are the second most popular equipment
on the playground. The kids teach themselves and their friends to swing and push each other
on the swing. With competitions like, “who can swing the highest” the swings bring endless fun
to the children.
Students and teachers can look out of the windows during class and remember what they did at
recess. Some high schoolers grow envious of the elementary students and wish they could
have had the same equipment. Earlier this year the new equipment was all the rage amongst
the students, some students see who can climb the highest, some just go to slide. Students like
Kileigh Edwards enjoy the climbing the most, while some like Emeri Burris has said sliding is
her favorite activity.
While the new playground is fresh and new to the district it already is becoming a memorable
part of Flippin. It brings delight to teachers and students alike. And everyone can agree it is one
of the most positive recent editions to our district.
Photos by: Matthew Jarrett