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June 29, 2017

A ceremony was held to mark the opening of a new playground at New Bedford’s Carlos Pacheco Elementary School. A portion of the equipment populating the new space was donated by Bridgewater State University.

The College of Education and Allied Studies has a longstanding working relationship with the local school, and when the equipment from the former Children’s Center became available, it didn’t take long to find a new home.

The Pacheco School has 380 students, whose former playground had been boarded up. The BSU-donated equipment was combined with that purchased by the city of New Bedford, and last week the playground was ready for the students. City officials joined a handful of BSU administrators at the ceremony.

Read about last week’s ceremony here. (Story by John Winters, G '11, University News & Media)

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, far left, with school staff and students, plus BSU administrators
College of Education and Allied Studies Dean Lisa Battaglino speaks during the ceremony