Links for August 30, 2017

How one man built a $51m theme park for his daughter

The park, called Morgan’s Wonderland, cost $34m (£26m) and opened in 2010. Attractions include a fully-accessible Ferris wheel, adventure playground and miniature train. Visitors regularly tell Hartman it is the first time they’ve been able to experience such attractions.

There is also a carousel with specially designed chariots for wheelchairs that go up and down alongside the animals. However, Hartman reveals Morgan was at first wary of the ride....

“First she would stand near it, then she’d get on an animal but we wouldn’t start it. It was a slow process but now she loves going on it. Overcoming something she was scared of meant a lot to her. Little things achieved in play can make a big difference.”

Three schools committed to education for all

“The language service for the parents is fundamental for them to connect with the school population and to be a player in their children’s education and success,” said Martine Andrade through a community translator. Andrade and her daughter, Karla Andrade-Amdo, now a junior at Brockton High, emigrated from Cape Verde in 2013.

“Research shows the more engaged the parents, the higher the student achievement,” said Smith. “Our staff works really hard to provide information to parents in their native language, to make them part of the education process, enabling all parents to become leaders in the school community and community as a whole.”

World-Wide Labyrinth Locator

Information about labyrinths you can visit, including their locations, pictures, and contact details, are accessible here, along with information about the many types of labyrinths found worldwide.... At the current time the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator database contains around 5400 labyrinths (including a few mazes) in more than 80 different countries around the world.