HfH Edmonton’s Blog: Students bring playground to Aurora Place

Students erect playground at Aurora Place

St. Albert, Alberta-A group of five grade 9 students from Buffalo Head Prairie School made a special trip to Habitat for Humanity’s Aurora Place development. As part of a woodworking and construction class, the students built the playground at the school and transported it piece by piece to the development. Today the students reassembled the playground in the heart of the development.

“Habitat is so grateful for this group of students who are learning not only construction skills, but what it means to give to community,” said Alfred Nikolai, President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity Edmonton. “This is the second time that we’ve had a group from Buffalo Head Prairie School down to give our developments a place for children to meet and to play with each other. This playground is more than just a place for children to hang out; it is a place where they’ll develop community.”

The first 20 of the 30 families are currently living in the development. When completed, Aurora Place will be home to approximately 60 children under the age of 18.