The Magical Bridge Learning Lab will include an all-inclusive playground while providing outdoor laboratory space for many of Foothill College's educational programs. Students studying child development and education will have the opportunity to work with special needs children, providing a hands-on experience that will deepen their understanding of children of all ages and abilities. Horticulture students will have the unique opportunity to help design and install the playground alongside one of Magical Bridge’s lead designers who is a graduate of Foothill’s horticulture program. Students in Kinesiology and health and wellness can utilize the playground for fitness and mobility classes. In addition, Magical Bridge Playground will provide ample opportunity for active and creative play to help alleviate daily stress and encourage students and faculty alike to connect with nature and their bodies.
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OUR FUTURE HOME
Foothill proposes to locate the Learning Lab and Playground in what is now Student Lot 1H which is largely an under-utilized lot but easily accessible to the public and near restrooms.
In 2018, the 3rd-grade class from Loyola Elementary School in Los Altos was studying empathy and realized that a classmate in a wheelchair could not enjoy the same types of play as the rest of the class. The students concluded that they needed an all-inclusive playground and made a presentation to the Los Altos City Council.