Northeast Participates in Global Youth Service Day

For the eighth consecutive year, Northeast Elementary School teamed up with the Town of Babylon and New York State Assemblyman Bob Sweeny’s office to help better their community. This year, Northeast students and staff participated in the “Peaceful Playground” project as part of the Town of Babylon’s Global Youth Service Day program.

Northeast School was provided with a blueprint by the Peaceful Playgrounds organization to help guide them with measurements, layout, spacing and game placement to colorfully remark the surface of their playground. The goal is to create new and engaging games and activities for children. The redesigned playground surface provides students with the ability to enjoy hopscotch, scattered circles, an alphabet grid, a number grid and a crossover-walking grid.

Assemblyman Sweeney’s office and the Town of Babylon sponsor the effort, which not only enhances the playground experience at the school, but also promotes collaboration and service in Northeast’s young students. The playground surface also helps the school to manage and structure their play area. The philosophy of the Peaceful Playgrounds program is to promote friendship and reduce playground confrontations.
Pictured are Northeast student representatives from Nicole Faber’s class with (back row, L-R) Town of Babylon Director of Beautification Programs Florence Findley, Babylon Deputy Town Supervisor Tony Martinez, Northeast teacher Nicole Faber, Northeast School Principal Dr. Pauline Collins, Assemblyman Sweeny’s Legislative Aide Denise Kretz, Northeast Speech Teacher Colleen Kretz and Northeast teacher assistant Yuko Suzuki.