Playground Built By Students Donated to Waynesboro Elementary School

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- First and second graders at an elementary school in Waynesboro will have the chance to play on a new playground.

It's all thanks to a generous donation and the work of local high school students.

The playground at William Perry Elementary School will be different because students helped create it.

Students at Valley Vocational Technical Center in Fishersville designed the playground from scratch and then they welded it together.

With the help of their teacher Jason Hall, they donated the finished product to the school.

Crews will be getting the playground ready before a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday.

Crews wanted to finish by Wednesday, but the actual playground had to be coated first at a warehouse.

Hall's students created the two step pyramid with a ladder in between.

This will be the first playground that the first and second graders will have access to.

"Students at Valley Vo Tech will take the units one piece at a time and put the two units in the hole...It's about four feet tall, which makes it the perfect size for our first and second graders," said Assistant Principal Steven Eckstrom.

The school has two other playgrounds.

This time, the only cost to the school was the paint for the playground. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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