Knoxville's Beaumont Magnet Academy up for $100K playground grant

Beaumont Magnet Academy is the only school in Tennessee up for a $100,000 playground make-over grant.

KNOXVILLE - UPDATE: Monday is the last day to vote for Beaumont Magnet Academy to win $100,000 for a playground make-over grant. 

The elementary school in Knoxville is one of 15 finalists for the "Dream Big Teacher Challenge." 

Beaumont visual arts teacher Cheryl Burchett put together the school's proposal for a playground that will integrate the school's arts curriculum into its outdoor play area. 

People can cast their vote at VoteBMA.com.

ORIGINAL STORYBeaumont Magnet Academy is the only school in Tennessee up for a $100,000 playground make-over grant.

The elementary school in Knoxville is among one of 15 finalists for the “Dream Big Teacher Challenge.”

People can vote once per day at VoteBMA.com.

Farmers Insurance offers teachers a chance to compete for six $100,000 educational grants.

Beaumont visual arts teacher Cheryl Burchett’s proposal involves, “Moving our arts integrated curriculum beyond the classroom walls and combining it with the excitement of outdoor education. We will repurpose existing but underutilized infrastructure on our playground to create areas for creative exploration, performances and presentations.”

People can vote for Beaumont through Oct. 31. Farmers Insurance will announce the winners of the “Dream Big Teacher Challenge” in December.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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