Playworks to present at Excellence in Schools Summit

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Playworks is presenting on the benefits of increased play in schools at the Excellence in Schools Summit in Arvada, CO April 25-26.

Playworks is helping teachers, principals and educators capitalize on an existing, built-in time in the school day that often results in disciplinary issues: RECESS.

The best way to improve recess is by ensuring that staff have the training necessary to manage it effectively.

With 16+ years of experience, Playworks offers educators and out-of-school time staff customizable and cost-effective training. Schools powered by Playworks use recess as the catalyst to increase physical activity, decrease bullying and improve learning.

Find out how active recess can support youth wellness: join our breakout session on Friday, April 26!

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