A couple of stumps and some painted asphalt…

London public school unveils new Indigenous-inspired playground

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  • Blacksmith

    I wonder how many millions that cost? I am sure the studies to decide what to build cost a half million alone.

  • Jaedo Drax

    isn’t that cultural appropriation?

  • canminuteman

    That’s a pretty crappy playground.

    • Clink9

      Sad, the one I built for our yard apes was way better at a fraction of the budget.

    • It is a very sad and dreary looking thing.

  • Martin B

    What’s “indigenous” about asphalt? Or public schools, for that matter.

  • mobuyus

    Can the kids play cowboys and indians there?

    • They can only play slay Brebeuf and Lalemant.

      • shasta

        “Brebeuf and Lalemant”

        It is hard to keep track of which tribe was committing genocide back then, but I think in this case it was the Iroquois doing it to the Hurons.

      • shasta

        “Brebeuf and Lalemant”

        It is hard to keep track of which tribe was committing genocide back then, but I think in this case it was the Iroquois doing it to the Hurons.

  • DMB
  • A playground kids will totally hate and tune into their hand-held devices over.

    Great job, guys!

  • Watchman

    No pile of plastic lightweight fake stones so they can do their Shari’a stoning training and practice? After all, it is in London, and the way demographics here are going there may soon be no child in this school whose ancestors were in Britain before 1950. Come too think of it, maybe the playground should be bare sand, open sewers, and contain simulated bombed out cars for the children to play in, just like home.

    • Minicapt

      … London, Ontario: Chippewa, Ojibwa …

      Cheers

      • shasta

        “Chippewa, Ojibwa”

        Plus the Delaware and the Oneidas.

      • Watchman

        Oops, you’re right, it’s the Canadian London, not the British one. I thought the sky was suspiciously blue instead of overcast. OK, forget about the ancestors bit, but the rest might hold true, given Justine’s enthusiasm for immigrating ‘refugees’ from the Middle East and Africa.

    • I passed an elementary school last week during recess. That future is here.

  • shasta

    Interesting that the grade 8 “first nation” student that they interviewed claims that she is Oneida. That would mean that her ancestors immigrated to the area about 50 years later than many of mine. The Oneidas came to Canada in the 1840s. Their religion at the time happened to be Christian; Anglican and Methodist.

  • John

    Now why couldn’t I design something like that!

    Gawd…what inspiration!