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


September 15, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Playground ›

When children feel included on the playground, it gives them the space to learn and grow in an environment that they know will celebrate their wins and encourage them to learn from their mistakes. As recently highlighted on NBC, health experts are stressing inclusion for school children, which is why we’re focusing on it as…

NE Team
NE Team

September 8, 2021

Playworks Goes Back to School! ›

We know how important addressing children’s emotional needs is to recover from the learning loss and trauma felt throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s where Playworks steps in. Over the past few months, we have been preparing for modified in-person programming with the intention of bringing an impactful, safe, and fun recess to every child in…

September 1, 2021

2020-21 Year End Report ›

Schools were closed. Sports were cancelled. Recess was still on schedule. Throughout the pandemic, Playworks has been a ready and willing partner to schools across our network, helping to redefine the role of play in the lives of students dealing with increased stress, trauma, and anxiety. The support of dedicated partners helped Playworks continue to provide…