At Rice Square the top priority was to enhance the school's asphalt play space. So the first order of business for Working for Worcester was to install two full size commercial hoops complete shooting keys and three point lines. The space is big enough that the basketball area can serve as a FULL SIZE COURT! The our artistic volunteers got to work on all sorts of four square, hopscotch, and other playground game painting. We chose bright colors, to make sure that we encouraged energy and excitement in space. Finally, volunteers also painted and engineered a full size kickball diamond.
The next task was landscaping. Volunteers created mulch beds around the front of the school, planting flowers and shrubs in them. Next, the volunteers cleared and raked the entire school grounds, bringing out the fullness of the school’s grounds and entranceway. The volunteer core consisted of primarily Hanover Insurance employee volunteers and college field hockey players. Neighbors heard the commotion and came out to help! The day ended with close to 40 people high-fiving over the finishing touches to the school grounds.
Cite co-managers Chris Robert and Michaela Johnson planned and coordinated all aspects of the Belmont Street School project. To learn more about Chris, Michaela and the rest of the managing team, click here.
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