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Providence ES Opens Outdoor Classroom

City of Fairfax Schools Contribute $5000 for Pavilion

Providence ES dedicated the most recent addition to their outdoor courtyard on

Picture of pagoda

City councilmembers, school board members, FCPS leadership, PES staff and City Superintendent join in the festivities

Wednesday, April 11 with guests from the City of Fairfax council and school board.

The courtyard has undergone a total transformation over the past nine years with the inclusion of a pond, vegetable gardens, native trees, greenhouse, vocabulary-labeled bricks and now a pavilion for classes to brave inclement weather.

With support from businesses such as National Asphalt, Fair City Mall, Buckeye Partners and Sisler Stone, the school has worked for almost 10 years to create the outdoor classroom.

The City of Fairfax Schools provided $5000 for the building of a pagoda to finish the project. With student singers, talks from the Fairfax City Mayor and Providence Principal, the ribbon was cut by Mr. Alan Borhauer who led the transformation from the beginning.

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