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.

 

More Updates


May 25, 2021

Recess Reboot at the Guilmette Elementary School ›

Playworks knows that recess is one of the most critical opportunities for students to be physically active, build core social-emotional skills, and build relationships with their peers. However, recess can often be a source of stress and chaos for schools – especially in light of new guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. For some added…

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 ›

Recess Champions program recognizes educators who have made play a priority   Recess Rocks in Rhode Island, a six-year old partnership of Playworks New England, the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), has launched an initiative to recognize school professionals who have made it a priority…

May 21, 2021

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

More Than 3,000 Students Participate in Month-Long Effort Aimed at Improving Health and Well-Being of Youth BOSTON  – Boston Back in Motion, an effort to get young people across Boston to stay active as schools transition back to in-person learning, on Friday awarded six Boston schools a total of $25,000 in wellness grants for participating…