Testimonials

September 27, 2017

“It is uplifting to see the impact.” ›

Playworks has been transformative to Belle Haven School. Students are constructively engaged in recreational activities that develop their minds, bodies, and spirits. It is uplifting to see the impact of the program on our students and I cannot imagine our school without the support of the Playworks program.

September 27, 2017

“Respect and positive results” ›

My Junior Coach started using attention getting techniques in my classroom when the class volume got too high (without me asking him to). My students respected him and responded positively. He continued to help me with with classroom management the whole year!

September 27, 2017

“The power of rock-paper-scissors” ›

We have a student that frequently got into arguments about whether or not he was out during 4 square. It got to the point that no one wanted to play with him. Now, rather than getting upset, he uses the rock-paper-scissors and accepts the results without conflict.

September 27, 2017

“A safe outlet of energy” ›

The Playworks program has tremendously helped students play and interact peacefully. This gives students a safe outlet of energy and conflict resolution before re-entering the classroom.

September 27, 2017

“It spills into the classroom with teamwork.” ›

Recess is SO much enjoyable since Playworks came to our school, both for the students as well as the adults supervising. It also “spills” into the classroom with teamwork and “Ro Sham BO.” Junior Coaches are more aware of how their schoolwork is important to participate in the program. They then take more pride in…

September 27, 2017

“Building an active, cooperative atmosphere” ›

Playworks helps build an active and cooperative atmosphere at school and guides students toward positive engagement with each other where effort is valued and the emphasis on winning is decreased.