Early Childhood and Lower School students at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, NJ, are returning to school this September to find an amazing new playground on their campus. Young students can now enjoy expansive all-weather turf for safer play (no more wood chips!) and intelligent-play equipment, designed by Berliner Seilfabrik. The new equipment allows children to imagine (and get exercise!) as they climb in and around a tension-rope space ball, find their balance across sway bridges and discover new nooks in the great Ranney ship.
An ice-cream social and grand opening took place on September 8 with more than 350 members of the Ranney School community. Children’s eyes lit up as they saw the space for the first time, and students of all ages had a blast testing out the new equipment. They used the ship’s bridges and port holes to play “pirates,” tested their strength on the tension ropes and balance beams, and enjoyed exploring the new space with their friends on the fresh green turf. (The new playground was made possible through the Ranney Annual Fund.)