Thanks to donation, Keith Country Day students have new playground

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Keith Country Day School held a ribbon cutting Friday for the new playground.

Once the ribbon fell, children sprinted out to test the swings, slide, see-saw and obstacles.

School officials say having a playground helps teach students life skills while they’re having fun.

“This is a place, right here on this playground, where they learn problem-solving skills, they make friends that last for a lifetime,” said Ashleigh Van Theil, the Head of School Co-Lead. “They learn to play together. They learn to share.”

The playground was donated by the Beto-Griffin family, who donated the school’s last playground, 20 years ago.

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