School for the Deaf cuts ribbon on new playground

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The Rochester School for the Deaf  held a ribbon-cutting for the school’s brand new playground.

The ECC natural playground and outdoor classroom has been specifically designed and built for preschool students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

It features signs written in English with corresponding pictures of American Sign Language.

“It’s hard to believe we’re finally here and you know we’ve talked and talked and planned and planned and discussed and you know and it’s now a reality,” says Susan Searls, director.  “It’s exciting and wonderful to be able to see the students enjoying this particular space.”

The Rochester School for the Deaf raised more than $50,000 for the project thanks to generous donors and local foundations, including the Golisano Foundation and the Davenport-Hatch Foundation.

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