On Tuesday, July 18th, business leaders, local politicians and educators joined TELA for a Pre-K groundbreaking ceremony at Charleston Elementary School. The playground construction project is financed by TELA donations and the state of Mississippi’s Pre-K tax credit program.
“I believe that this playground is going to transform the way that teachers think about outdoor learning time,” said Leigh Sargent, TELA Executive.
“Our youngest students will now have a state-of-the-art facility to play, grow and learn,” said Dr. George Gilreath, interim superintendent of the East Tallahatchie School Districts. “I think everybody knows physical fitness is such a huge part of learning. Kids who aren’t fit do not do as well in school as those that are. This is a very good start.”