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coach leading kids at recess
coach leading kids at recess


October 13, 2022

Todd Elementary School Gets a Recess Reboot ›

The entire Todd Elementary community – teachers, lunch monitors and students – are working towards building a better recess…the school recently hired Playworks, an organization creates a better recess experience by helping navigate conflict resolution, building students’ leadership skills and, ultimately, enhancing students’ academic success.

Brooklyn Paper

February 12, 2019

WNBA pros join Prospect Heights students for recess ›

Former players with hometown squad the New York Liberty, including Ashley Battle, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, and Teresa Weatherspoon, along with Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud and the head of WNBA League Operations Bethany Donaphin, joined 300 aspiring athletes on the blacktop behind Underhill Avenue’s PS 9 to celebrate National Women and Girls in Sports Day.

The Star-Ledger

November 9, 2018

Twenty Minutes of Recess for NJ Kids ›

A takeaway from a recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) clinical study review, which details the wide-ranging benefits of play for children. From the AAP, here are 20 reasons why those 20 minutes of recess are vital—and why the quality of that playtime is critical. (Stock photo via Pixabay).

November 2, 2018

Pop music star Kat Deluna’s Interview with Primer Impacto ›

Pop music star Kat Deluna spoke with students at a Playworks school in Brooklyn about how important it is to her that elementary kids are empowered early. They should know and understand that they are worth something and that they can achieve their goals. Deluna, who attended school nearby in New Jersey, learned about the…


October 22, 2018

Popstar Kat Deluna Partners with Playworks ›

International Dominican popstar Kat Deluna paid a visit to S. 9 Teunis G Bergen Elementary School  as part of  Playworks’s Real Players Don’t Bully campaign for National Anti Bullying Month.