Audubon Charter School Begins Installation Of New $680K Broadway Campus Playground
NEW ORLEANS – The installation of Audubon Charter’s new playground at the Broadway campus has begun at 1111 Milan St.
In addition to a traditional playground, the project will also include an outdoor classroom and edible garden.
School reps said with the support of all of Audubon's parents, faculty, staff, FAME Board, and community members, Audubon has made this new playground possible. The playground will cost an estimated $680K, part of which will immediately be funded by Audubon, with plans to supplement and reimburse the funds with grants and private support.
“At Audubon, inspiring our children to make physical activity a part of their daily life is important,” said Principal Latoye Brown. “Our mission to develop the whole child, including the mental and physical stimulation that is associated with playtime. Outdoor playtime encourages cognitive development and imagination, increases emotional confidence and social interaction, and promotes physical activity and cardiovascular fitness. In this age of digital dependence, this playground is important for all of these reasons."
Audubon Charter School is holding a Commemorative Brick Campaign to help pay for the playground, by offering customized, laser engraved commemorative bricks, which will be placed in the school's outdoor classroom, edible garden, and peace pole areas of the new playground. All proceeds from the commemorative brick campaign will go towards the funding of the new playground on the Broadway campus.
View the Commemorative Brick Campaign website here.
Audubon Charter School is a top performing, “A” rated New Orleans public school, offering a unique Montessori and French program. Audubon is an Associate Member of the American Montessori Society and the only public school in Louisiana accredited by the national government of France to teach the French curriculum. Chartered in October 2005, Audubon currently serves 835 students in grades PK thru 8.