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June 18, 2021

Recess Rocks program encouraged child’s play throughout pandemic ›

In partnership with the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Playworks New England is helping provide resources to teachers and students that encourage conflict resolution and social emotional development through play.

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…

May 17, 2021

DeValles’ Giant Gameboard ›

Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. In early May, Playworks’ AmeriCorps members and a team of school-based volunteers from DeValles, Congdon and Normandin Schools stepped up to help transform the DeValles playground into a dynamic, engaging play space. Painting a playground can have an amazing impact…

Teacher pushing equipment cart
Teacher pushing equipment cart

April 21, 2021

How to Fund a Playworks Partnership ›

Playworks is looking forward to stepping up as a key partner for our schools as the new school year launches this fall. Among all of the competing priorities for recovery, Playworks stands out as an evidence-based solution for improving school culture, regaining instructional time, and improving student feelings of safety. This long-standing track record also…

April 6, 2021

Playworks helps launch Boston Back in Motion to get kids moving this spring ›

A month-long effort to improve the health and well-being of youth as kids head back to the classroom Recognizing that physical activity is more important than ever, a group of local nonprofit partners launched Boston Back in Motion – an effort to get young people across Boston to stay active as schools transition back to…

March 23, 2021

Top 6 Games to Play Physically Distant with No Equipment ›

As more and more schools transition back to in-person learning, we know educators are looking for games that are physically-distant and don’t require equipment. The need for play is more important than ever due to the isolation that our kids have endured during COVID-19. Play encourages creativity, flexibility, teamwork, and other critical social skills. We’ve…

March 17, 2021

Safe Return to Recess ›

“Recess is a necessary break in the day for optimizing a child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development… After ‘socially isolating’ one could argue that socializing children through regular recess should be a top priority.” – American Academy of Pediatrics Playworks believes in using the power of play to bring out the best in every…