From the previous blog, you may be concerned about the children at your local school and want to know how you might be able to take action.
School budgets are highly unlikely to allow for more staff for recess. How will they be able to increase the necessary recess time that will help their students learn conflict resolution, improve classroom focus, and increase the brain activity necessary for their development?
Playworks is a national organization that brings trained recess staff to schools across the country. Not only do they oversee recess activity, they also facilitate group activities, guide kids’ conflict resolution efforts, help prevent bullying, and teach leadership skills in the playground. Their goal is to be in 27 cities by 2012. You can join this force and find out how you can bring Playworks to your city by going to their website.