In partnership with Ocean Beach Elementary and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), members of the UCSD School Wellness team helped to transform the school’s playground area into a more colorful and interactive learning environment for students. Stencil templates were created using playground designs provided by the YMCA Childcare Resource Services and then spray painted onto three playground areas on campus in bright colors. New stencils featured on the playground include letters, numbers, shapes, a bullseye toss game and a MyPlate with nutritional information.
The stencils not only liven up the playground aesthetically, but also encourage students to move and learn more while playing. The School Wellness team hopes to support other schools in San Diego County in creating inspiring and enriching play environments for students in the future.
This project was done in collaboration with the SDUSD Wellness Initiative in an effort to support the health and well-being of all SDUSD students, staff, and families. Special thanks to the Ocean Beach Elementary School Wellness Committee and the YMCA Childcare Resource Services for collaborating with the UCSD School Wellness team and investing in the future of San Diego’s students.