Paying for Playgrounds?

_44292875_playground_bbc416In London, England, the government has issued an idea that would cost millions of Euros.  The government wants to build more playgrounds.  They are building these playgrounds to entertain children from ages 8-13. 

So our question is do you think it is a good idea to spend millions of Euros on building new playgrounds?

Here’s what we think:

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So what do you think?  Are playgrounds a worthwile investment or a gigantic waste of money?

Leave us a comment to share your thinking and join us again soon on The Blurb!

Signed,

Lu Lu Louie, The Pencil Thief and the Chicken Chaser

Image retrieved from http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_7130000/newsid_7137800/7137844.stm on January 10, 2008.

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5 Responses to Paying for Playgrounds?

  1. King Big Papi II says:

    NO WAY! It is a rediculas idea to ask people for money to build a playground!

  2. Fegus says:

    I think that this would be a good idea for the children ages of 5-10, but not 8-13

  3. Skip Rope says:

    Hmmm. Millions to be spent so kids get off the couch and away from video games?
    Worldwide child obesity rates are soaring.
    This obesity can cause heart problems and diabetes in young children.
    You used the term ” entertain” to describe why England has decided to build these playgrounds. I do not beleive they are doing it to entertain these kids.
    They are doing it to save lives.
    Obesity in childhood often leads to obesity in a persons adult years. England also has a differnt healthcare sructure than we do; the goverment pays for all healthcare. They are being proactive and trying to rid a worldwide problem as well as reduce future health issues in these young adults.
    Do I think it is wise to spend millions to assist getting a few of those kids away from the junk food and other bad habits…YES.

  4. Lu Lu Louie says:

    Skip Rope said
    Obesity in childhood often leads to obesity in a persons adult years. England also has a differnt healthcare sructure than we do; the goverment pays for all healthcare. They are being proactive and trying to rid a worldwide problem as well as reduce future health issues in these young adults.
    I agree that this is why they want to build playgrounds but the part where you said that they want to reduce future health problems might have been there way of saying that they want to save some money for health issues that may develop in the future.
    Answering Skip Ropes critical question, I do think it is worth while in the long run because saving some obeise kids now instead of having problems later.

  5. Fegus says:

    Maybe not so much money on playgrounds but i think they should spend a lot on recess things.

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