Energize Education at your School with a Playworks Recess Demonstration

  1. Updates

Playworks is offering Recess Demonstrations at no cost to a limited number of school districts for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.

  • Do your teachers lose precious instructional time because of recess-related issues?

  • Do you spend too much time dealing with behavior referrals and bullying incidents?

  • Are there a lot of recess-related nurse visits at your school?

If so, Playworks can help. Playworks Recess Demonstrations are four-day demonstrations of best practices, strategies, and games designed to stop the chaos at recess and accelerate learning and health in your school.

Playworks serves more than 1,200 schools across the United States and reaches more than 700,000 students directly and through our professional development services. Join Boston, Lynn, Cambridge, Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence, Brockton, Salem, and Somerville in being Powered by Playworks!

Your four-day Playworks Recess Demonstration leader will work in partnership with your school community to lead recess for every grade level and model best practices for healthy play. In addition, she will provide tangible tools and resources to the teachers, paraprofessionals, and recess professionals at your school in an effort to build your school's capacity.

Thanks to generous support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, these events will be offered at first come, first serve basis, for up to seven schools. To confirm your Playworks Recess Demonstration, please contact Cheryl Caminiti at 203.257.6703 or cheryl.caminiti@playworks.org.

We hope you choose to get in the game with Playworks!

More Updates


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Recess Reboot at the Guilmette Elementary School ›

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Principal Coleen Smith
Principal Coleen Smith

May 24, 2021

Recess Rocks in RI prioritizes Rhode Island students’ health and well-being throughout COVID-19 crisis ›

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May 21, 2021

Six Boston Schools Receive $25,000 in Wellness Grants After Helping Get Boston Back in Motion ›

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