[caption id="attachment_136" align="alignleft" width="300"] The grey Glashan schoolyard[/caption]
Glashan Public School currently looks like what some students describe as a 'jail'. The Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project aims to change this. Instead of the pavement, and lack of trees thanks to Emerald Ash Borer, this project hopes to completely overhaul the schoolyard around the school to include trees, walkways, and friendlier, more serviceable area for the students. The first part of the project is underway this spring, with the City of Ottawa pitching in to plant trees on the tree allowance area around the school and the depaving just starting to get started. Glashan will continue the project in the schoolyard upon securing all the funding for the project, a goal which they are well on the way to. The project recently won second place in the Majesta outdoor classroom contest and won 5,000, along with 3,000 for most creative project but are always looking for more help. If you would like to learn more about this project check out their website or their Facebook page and help them go from 'grey to green'.
[caption id="attachment_135" align="alignright" width="300"] The start of the depaving[/caption]