Let Them Be Kids

Let Them Be Kids is an all volunteer, non-profit organization created to build community capacity on the grassroots level, while building playgrounds, skate parks and fitness parks across Canada. These projects leave a legacy of community members who are inspired and better equipped to lay a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.

St. John Catholic Elementary School in Perth is a proud recipient of a 2010 Let Them Be Kids "Believe" Award! Every dollar raised by our community will be matched by Let Them Be Kids
to build a much needed playground at St. John's!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dotmocracy - Letting the Kids Choose

Just before and after Christmas, we went to the talented, creative students at St. John's to find out what type of playground they would pick!

With a program called Dotmocracy, students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade Six were able to VOTE for playground items they would love to have in their school yard.

Needless to say, we are very excited to see what the playground developers put together for us with these results!

Here are the St. John's Dotmocracy results:


1. Spiral Slide= 168 votes
2. Double Wide Slide= 60 votes
3. Wave Slide= 44 votes
4. Triple Wide Slide= 28 votes
5. Elbow Slide=18 votes
6. Stargate Curved= 4 votes
7. Stargate Curved Slide= 4 votes

Accessible Components and Bridges
1. Pommel Wall= 90 votes
2. Lazy Loop Bridge= 81 votes
3. Floating Pod Bridge= 79 votes
4. Inclined Arch Bridge= 20 votes
5. Steel Spider Wall= 18 votes
6. Chain Net Wall= 10 votes
7. Arch Bridge= 4 votes

Overhead Events
1. Track Ride= 117 votes
2. 270° Horizontal Ladder= 85 votes
3. Horizontal Ladder= 12 votes
4. Zig Zag Ring Trek= 8 votes
5. Overhead Wheel=8 votes
6. Dual Ring Trek=7 votes
7. Wavy Horizontal Ladder= 7 votes
8. Ring Trek= 4 votes
9. Swing Ring Trek= 4 votes
10. Overhead Wheel Bridge = 1 vote

Activity Panels
1. Finger Maze= 47 votes
2. Animal Crawl Thru Panel= 44 votes
3. Store Front Panel= 34 votes
4. Tic Tac Toe Panel= 33 votes
5. Steel Seat Panel= 32 votes
6. Chime Panel= 16 votes
7. Dinosaur Panel= 13 votes
8. Happy Landing Panel= 5 votes
9. Vertical Rung Panel= 4 votes
10. Gear Panel= 2 votes

Ground To Deck Events
1. Rock Challenger Wall=53 votes
2. Chain Net Climber= 35 votes
3. Pommel Wall= 27 votes
4. Fredrock Climber= 25 votes
5. Crazy 8 Climber= 24 votes
6. Fire Pole= 20 votes
7. Stepping Pods= 18 votes
8. Corkscrew Climber= 15 votes
9. Spiral Clover Climber= 10 votes

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