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PORT JERVIS, N.Y.-- Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School in Port Jervis officially opened its outdoor learning center Wednesday.
The school received a $5,000 "Lowe's Toolbox For Education" grant to fund the project.
School officials say its all about giving the kids a new learning experience.
Theresa Fontana, a teacher whose students used the learning center before its official opening, said the kids were more focused than usual in the new setting.
Fontana said, "It's amazing; there's so much space so you can spread out your experiences. The kids have more room to move around, the fresh air always helps. It's documented that when you come outside your academic progress- you can't measure it- it's just amazing."
School officials said they're hoping for another month of good weather to use the classroom before it gets too cold.