Ste. Rose School has been awarded $32,000 in funding to help improve their outdoor space through the Co-op Community Spaces Program.

The money will be used to build an outdoor classroom and a nature playground, which includes water features and sandboxes, as well as an outdoor gathering space.

The principal of Ste. Rose School, Rhonda Buchanan says the school has been applying for funding for the project for four years and the project will coincide with the Play is the Way program which promotes outdoor activity for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 2.

This is the second project the Dauphin Co-op has provided funding for. They provided money to build the bike trails at the Selo site.

Buchanan says the school is hoping to start construction this fall with a goal of completing it by fall 2020.