Recess at the State House!

  1. Updates

Playworks Junior Coaches from the Garfield School in Revere led recess in the State House as part of MA Action for Health Kids legislative breakfast. The students led legislators, Senate staff and adults from across the state in 4-square, Switch and Drop the Cookie, one of 35 tag games in the Playworks playbook.

Metro Boston Executive Director Max Fripp moderated the event and encouraged participants to implement "proven and scalable models aimed at improving the health of kids and schools." Max shared news that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has identified recess as the greatest opportunity to ensure daily physical activity in low-income schools, and that Playworks is positioned to make play and recess an important part of the school day across the state.

View and comment on more photos in our facebook photo gallery

More Updates


February 2, 2024

October-December Coaches of the Month ›

Round of applause for Coach Rodgers, R, and Lai for being our first quarter Coaches of the Month of the school year! During the fall we decided to bring back…

January 24, 2024

Indoor Recess Transition Plan ›

From snow and cold to rain, smog, and everything in between, weather can throw a wrench in your outdoor recess plans. When inclement weather strikes, transitioning to indoor play can…

January 19, 2024

Activating Indoor Recess in Rhode Island ›

It’s inevitable that schools in New England will be spending some recess time indoors throughout the winter. Whether it’s snowy, icy, or just plain cold, school playgrounds can become inaccessible…