Volunteers turn out to build playground for special needs kids

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A local school playground in Sulphur got some much-needed help for disabled children on Saturday.

Nearly 100 volunteers showed up early to build the Jake Drost School for Exceptional Children playground.

It was a collaboration with Lyondell Basell's Global Care Day.

The school also is home to a Head Start Program.

Organizers said their motto is "Leave No Child Behind in the Classroom."

"As you can see, we are building a natural playground for some special needs kids. Everything from an outdoor classroom, to swings, hammocks, stepping stones - a whole myriad of musical instruments, an obstacle course including a swinging monkey bridge," said Adam Morris, of Lyondell Basell.

"Our mission statement building relationships where children can grow and learn and definitely our children are going to grow and learn from this. And we are just so appreciative for Lyondell for this because we couldn't have done it without them," said Jenna Wainwright of Jake Drost School Head Start.

Global Care Day took place at 70 sites in more than 20 countries.

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