US News Girl creates playground where every child can play

23:35  08 september  2017
23:35  08 september  2017 Source:   USA TODAY

Abuser blackmailed teens into raping relatives

  Abuser blackmailed teens into raping relatives A paedophile who persuaded children to send him nude selfies then blackmailed them into abusing other youngsters has been sentenced to 16 years in jail. Paul Leighton, from Co Durham, used Facebook to contact children from the UK, Canada and the US.Despite being thousands of miles away from the crimes when they occurred, he pleaded guilty to three counts of rape.He was also sentenced for blackmail, causing a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual assault, possessing cannabis, distributing indecent images of a child and possession of an indecent video.

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Girl creates playground where every child can play . Astrid Hacker, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal Published 8:32 a.m. ET Sept.

Magical Bridge Playground where everyone can play . August 6, 2015,AEST. The Magical Bridge Playground in Palo Alto, California is one of the nation’s most innovative inclusive playgrounds — allowing every child and every parent the opportunity to play .

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VINE GROVE, KY - At 9 years old, Rachel Ritchie realized as she played on the playground with her friends there were several children that had to sit out.

Childminder 'appeared to be biting face of 18-month-old', court told

  Childminder 'appeared to be biting face of 18-month-old', court told A childminder seemed to be “biting” the face of an 18-month old child when a postwoman doing rounds called in a rural area outside Killarney, a court was told. There were "terrible screams” from the hallway of the house, the court heard.The childminder a  38-year-old woman appeared before Killarney District Court on Tuesday where she pleaded guilty under Section 246  (1) and (2) of the Children Act, 2001 that she wilfully assaulted a child in her care in a manner likely to cause injury to the child’s health or seriously affect its well being.The woman had been looking after the child with over a year, the court was told.

Playgrounds are a place for laughter, friends and fun where all children and their families can play together regardless of their abilities. The City of Avon is heading up a collaborative effort to create a new, destination playground that will inspire kids to forego their “screens” and get out and play .

Children play on the inclusive playground at Toomer Elementary School in Atlanta. The playground has a soft, rubbery surface where falls are easier to recover from and wheelchairs can roll freely by. Toys are at lower heights and every activity can stimulate all five senses.

“I thought it wasn’t fair, I was like why should they have to sit out while me and my friends can play. I want to be friends with them, I want to play alongside them,” Rachel, who is now 13, recalled.

That incident sparked the idea to build a playground in her hometown of Vine Grove, Kentucky, built specifically to accommodate children of all abilities. Rachel took this idea, named it Rachel’s Fun for Everyone Project, presented it to city leaders and raised the funds with the help of her community to make her dream a reality. Five years later, with the governor, friends, family and community supporters, Rachel cut the ribbon to open her playground to the children she said have kept her motivated from the beginning.

As a 13-year-old opening the playground that her 9-year-old self only imagined Rachel says is very surreal.

“Whatever I go on to do in my career path I want to continue to help people and I want to continue to make my world a better place,” she said.

 

English School Caretaker Discovers Medieval Coin Hoard Buried in Playground .
The 128 silver coins date from the 15th and 16th centuries, and are together worth nearly $15,000.The discovery occurred at Warkworth Church of England Primary School, in the tiny village of Warkworth. The school sits near a well-preserved medieval castle, which was once owned by the House of Percy, a powerful noble family. © Provided by The Week Publications A primary school caretaker with a metal detector discovered a hoard of 128 silver Medieval-era coins, which were buried underneath the playground at the Warkworth Church of England Primary School in Warkworth, England.

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