Anna B. Pratt Elementary School

Image

Mural on the school entrance reads, “I am from the soil beneath the gray concrete.”  How many beautiful, strong people could be nourished by the soil beneath Philadelphia’s gray concrete?

Image

Beautiful mural with a pitbull, a horse, and the city in the background near the school.

Image

Little footprints in the concrete sidewalk leading out of the school- most likely not an intentional design- but a flaw that speaks to the little lives that bring their joyous chaos to the school.

Image

A Pre-K from a nearby daycare enjoying the new playground area.  Leif loved it too- and this is a playground that is widely used by ancillary groups on the weekends and week days…. one that I wish we had at Lea Elementary.

Image

Leif traverses the ‘Cruelty Free Zone’ and makes a B-line for the play area.  He was overjoyed that this school even had a play area after visiting so many others that did not even have a jungle gym.

Image

I am always obsessed with investigating the hoops.  As a kid that spent A LOT of time playing basketball, this feature in a neighborhood and school is important to me.  There was not one functional hoop on this court- which though wide enough to be to standard had diminutive posts- and wouldn’t be too much fun for weekend hoops.

Image

Kids at recess.  you can see how vast the grounds are- and how perfect they would be if re-done to include some functional play areas, gardens, grass, etc.  Also, the school had bars all the way up the windows- even on the top floors.

I should also note that Leif and I were hungry- and the two businesses that front this school are a funeral home and a liquor store- no smoothie joints or fruit stands.

Advertisements