Fifth-graders have educational play day

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Juan Cabrillo Elementary regular education and special needs students spend the day with special needs students from Lokrantz Elementary School at Brandon’s Village in Calabasas Jan. 20. Photo courtesy of Juan Cabrillo Elementary

Fifth-grade regular education and special needs students from Juan Cabrillo Elementary School joined up with children from special needs Lokrantz Elementary School for a day of play last Friday. During the day, the students became “buddies” at the Brandon’s Village playground in Calabasas, learning lessons of diversity awareness, compassion and acceptance.

Brandon’s Village was designed to be independently playable for children with disabilities, while enjoyable for other children as well. The playground was created with the needs of children with disabilities in mind. The site is wheelchair accessible and has state-of-the-art, sensory-rich structures that encourage healing in children with developmental disabilities.