In the mountains 3 hours east of Cuzco, we have been moving higher and higher with our school playground installations. We started in Ccolcca, situated 12,000 fsl. The Cardenas-Torres family, my grandson, and I first visited the village preschool 1-1/2 years ago. At that time, we installed an outdoor xylophone-style instrument manufactured by FreeNotes Harmony Park.
That Christmas, the C-T family returned and installed a swing set, climbing tower, and monkey bars. They also brought Christmas gifts and played Santa for the village kids.
Then last fall, the C-T family installed playground equipment (swing set and monkey bars) at a Lauramarca preschool. This village, located at 12,200 fsl, is above Ccolcaa, even higher in the mountains.
At Christmas time, the C-T family returned to Ccolcca and added a second playground at a school adjacent to the Ccolcca preschool. They also played Santa at Lauramarca.
The next village above Lauramarca (and Ccolcca) is Accocuna. Their school is on the schedule for a playground.