Kevin O’Grady School staff, students, parents and donors held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Beverly school’s new 16,000 square-foot outdoor exercise space, which includes a large playing field, a half basketball court and walking, riding, running track that meets the requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act for wheelchair use. The event marked the completion of phase one of a $200,000 Outdoor eX campaign to create a safe space for students with severe special needs to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. Phase two of the project begins in the summer of 2014 when the Outdoor eX Committee will work with a consultant to design a sensory garden and decide where special play and leisure equipment will be placed. The Kevin O’Grady School is a program of the Northshore Education Consortium and serves 120 students with significant developmental delays. Students are referred by school districts from all over the North Shore.