An elementary school in Paducah, Ky., has been awarded a $5,000 grant to create more green space around school grounds and play areas. 

Morgan Elementary School is the grand prize winner of the Spruce Up Your School competition, created by Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Education Foundation as part of its TurfMutt program. TurfMutt is a digital curriculum that encourages students and their families to protect and foster green space.

 “Since we are located in the very heart of Paducah, our children get limited access to natural, green space areas,” says Vicki Conyer, Morgan’s principal. “This makeover will give our students expanded outdoor experiences and enjoyment for years to come.”