How Does Your Recess Measure Up? Take the Recess Checkup!

  1. Updates

The Recess Checkup is an online quiz designed to identify strengths of your school’s recess and uncover areas for improvement. When schools take the confidential three-minute check, they are able to understand what is really happening on the playground.

Schools across the country are taking the Recess Checkup and receiving tools and resources to help them improve their recesses based on their results.

The West Somerville Neighborhood School in Somerville, MA, took the Recess Checkup this year and has made major improvements using our Recess Lab resources. More adults are engaged and more students are resolving their conflicts without fighting or violence. Using the Recess Checkup, they have been able to track improvements in student engagement and physical activity at recess

Playworks is partnering with the American Heart Association to ensure that as many kids as possible across New England are leading active, healthy lifestyles. The American Heart Association will be sharing the Recess Checkup with schools through the AHA Kid’s Heart Challenge, a school initiative encouraging students to remain physically active throughout the day.

Be sure to share the Recess Checkup with a school in your community today! If you are interested in partnering with Playworks to provide this tool to schools in your network, contact Molly Blake at molly.blake@playworks.org.

 

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May 28, 2019

Coach Alec Goes the Extra Mile at the Manning ›

Coach Alec is a Playworks AmeriCorps Coach at the J.P. Manning School in Jamaica Plain. Coach Alec joined the Playworks team halfway through the school year, but in only a few months he’s had a big impact on the J.P. Manning recess and school climate. This month, Coach Alec recruited over 30 students to participate…

May 22, 2019

Playworks 10th Annual Run for Recess Brings Community Together ›

Saturday, May 18, was Playworks’ 10th Annual Run for Recess 5K and one-mile Fun Run. It was a beautiful morning in Franklin Park. Over 400 Playworks students, families, and supporters gathered for a day of racing and recess. This year, we welcomed race participants of all ages and levels of running experience. Playworks’ Run for…

May 13, 2019

Playworks Honors BCBSRI and Governor Raimondo at Get in the Game Breakfast ›

On the morning of Friday, May 10, 2019, over 200 corporate and civic leaders from across Greater Boston gathered at the University of Massachusetts Club for our fourth annual Playworks Get in the Game Breakfast. Against a backdrop of a panoramic view of Boston, Paula Ebben of WBZ-TV kicked off the event as our emcee.…