It was an investment well made. In the spring, the Kenora Catholic District School Board allocated $240,000 within the Capital Plan to upgrade the existing playground at St Louis school in Keewatin.
Students have been involved in the design of the new playground, which is almost complete, every step of the way.
Grade 6 student Shawana Ray talked about how the new space is an improvement.
"All the time you would slip and fall on the sand and hurt yourself," she said.
Fellow Grade 6 student Monika Favreau echo Ray's sentiments.
"I like the field because it's easier to play tag games, and cops and robbers," she said.
The playground also has an outdoor stage, an tether ball area, and a water channel. The school is also waiting on the arrival of accessible swings.
Construction on the new playground started the day school let out in June, and was mostly complete in time for the start of school in September.