Boston Scientific Believes in the Power of Play

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At Playworks the true beneficiaries of our collaborative partnerships are the students we serve. For the past four years, Boston Scientific, an innovator of medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world, has accelerated learning and health for over 16,000 students in Boston and Marlborough. The company’s commitment to reducing health disparities and supporting disease prevention aligns with our mission. With Boston Scientific's support, we are able to demonstrate volunteering coupled with daily programming increases daily physical activity and decrease childhood obesity for Massachusetts’ most vulnerable youth.

This summer, Boston Scientific employees volunteered to paint playground murals to be placed at the Early Childhood Center Preschool, Kane Elementary School and Jaworek Elementary School in Marlborough. The goal: to beautify the playground and ensure children have a safe, positive space to be physically active. This fall, volunteers will visit the schools to hang the murals and lead healthy activities and games at recess.

During the 2013-14 school year, Boston Scientific also invested in training teachers and paraprofessionals at the three Marlborough Public Elementary Schools. Participants learned strategies and tools to organize a safe, healthy recess in order to maximize physical activity. This, in addition to a Boston Scientific Foundation grant to expand Playworks’ direct service programming in Boston schools, improved the health and well-being of thousands of children. Thank you Boston Scientific for your continued support and commitment to making a difference in the lives of the students we serve!

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January 18, 2023

Building skills through play: adult engagement at recess ›

What does adult engagement look like at recess and why is it important? Adults actively engaging on the playground is important because it encourages healthy play at recess. Playworks’ programming recognizes this and highlights the need of providing a kind and consistent adult during the school day for students to connect and build trusting relationships that…

January 10, 2023

Understanding the Complex Simplicities of Play ›

Play is a behavior that is natural and has existed for thousands of years and across species. It combines a set of made-up rules or norms and a willingness to explore. Researchers, scientists, and doctors have studied the effects of play on kids–and adults–and understand that this natural behavior has tremendous benefits. As the American…

December 28, 2022

Looking forward to joy in 2023 ›

Over the last five weeks, we have been exploring the concept of joy. We’ve answered check-in questions on our Instagram based around joy, heard from five Coaches on Facebook about what brings them joy, and found out from students what about recess brings them so much joy. To close out the year, we have been…