Brielle community shows support for outdoor learning space

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BRIELLE — Construction is underway at Brielle Elementary School to build a permanent outdoor learning facility for students.

The project is sponsored in part by the Brielle Education Foundation, which has established a fundraiser to garner support from members of the community and local businesses.

“This is the perfect time, obviously now more than ever, to have that type of space,” Brielle Education Foundation Treasurer Danielle Palmisano said. “It’ll just be a great area for the kids to use outside.”

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The outdoor learning facility will provide the school with extra classroom space that can be used for a multitude of school activities such as assemblies and lessons, while also respecting social distancing guidelines.

Ms. Palmisano said it will also be a great spot for the school’s book buddy program, which pairs kindergarteners with fifth-graders to meet once a week and read together.

Additionally, she said the foundation hopes to have a garden that students can help maintain and learn from.

“We have a lot of great ideas that we hope to only expand upon,” she added.

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