Murphy congratulates students, staff and parents of Rennie’s River Elementary

George Murphy, MHA, St. John’s East
Private Member’s Statement
Murphy congratulates students, staff and parents of Rennie’s River Elementary


Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker, this year the students at Rennie’s River Elementary School have something new to enjoy, and they have it because of their own hard work.

On Friday, September 6, students, staff and parents celebrated the launch of their brand new playground. They took an unused and deteriorating former parking lot and transformed it into an inviting green space full of play opportunities.

The students played an integral part in this project. Not only did they spend the better part of a year working hard to raise the $45,000 that the new playground cost to build, but the students actually decided, through a vote, what the components of that playground would be. They have new basketball nets, new hopscotch grids and square ball courts, and even a reading area especially for those who want to sit and read.


I ask all hon. members to join me in congratulating the student, staff and parents of Rennie’s River Elementary. They taught us, as they said in their school newsletter, "that anything is possible when you set a goal and work hard to achieve it and that more things are possible when we work together."

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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