Mary Louise Phillips Elementary School is the first school within Fort Worth ISD to adopt Peaceful Playgrounds, a nationwide program that aims to combat bullying and obesity through collaborative, structured play. Peaceful Playgrounds provides stencils and a blueprint with measurements, layout, spacing and placement, which allows schools to transform pavement into vibrant, colorful play areas with numbers, letters and geometric shapes.
Phillips raised $4,500 for Peaceful Playgrounds through a walk-a-thon last year. About 40 volunteers from Phillips and Range Online Media recently spent a Saturday painting the playground.
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