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Project turns sidewalks into activity zones with students’ help

KINGWOOD — A $3,500 Fulcrum Grant for connectivity resulted in a lot of fun for some local elementary school students.

The grant paid for all of the paint, stencils and supplies so the children could paint activities on the sidewalk across from their school to the Kingwood City Pool.

Debra Zigrey, a teacher at Kingwood Elementary School, said a member of the Blueprint Community Board contacted her in April to ask if student council members could help with a sidewalk painting project.

She said 25 student council members as well as six students from art teacher Kendall Adams’ class helped with a project that would lead from the elementary school to the Kingwood pool.

Debbie Guillot, a member of the Blueprint Community who organized the project, said the idea is for activities children can do while walking down the sidewalk — including Jumping Jack, Stomp, Leap Frog and footprints.

“We just finished a section of the sidewalk when a little boy came down the street. He did all of the activities, including the stomps,” she said. “I believe it will be a big hit and the kids will like it.”

Guillot said she would like to thank all of the children who helped with the project for their time and creativity.