RANDOLPH – The Randolph Academy will unveil a new playground designed to improve students’ strength and agility Tuesday afternoon.
Academy officials, in a media advisory, say the outdoor play area includes a 75-foot zip line, climbing and crawling play areas, swings and a picnic table.
The space also has sensory input items like a roller slide, melody chimes and bongos to focus on students strength and agility.
The play space will not only be open to students of the school but children and families in the Randolph community.
The Randolph Academy supports, empowers and educates children in grades K-12 who have a variety of emotional issues or mental disabilities stemming from a variety of causes and conditions.
The nearly 200-student district is comprised of a residential campus, whose origins trace back to the 1860s in Randolph and a day-school campus in Hamburg.
With a flexible structure and non-traditional classrooms, the academy focuses on the power of relationships to help students achieve academic progress, with the ultimate goal of graduating high school and preparing for life as productive adults.
Its staff members are considered regional experts in the concepts of Normative Culture, a sociological method using positive peer pressure to influence behavior rather than a system of rules, and Restorative Justice, an alternative to suspensions and other punitive approaches to misbehavior.