Playworks Training Ignites Recess at Woodland School

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Teachers from Woodland Primary School attended a two-day Playworks training to revamp recess and engage more kids on the playground. The implementation of the program resulted in even more beneficial outcomes. Students were more inclusive at recess and teachers taught kids how to resolve their own conflicts, ultimately resulting in fewer problems at the school.

The kids have really taken to rock, paper, scissors. We’ve heard the students are even bringing it into the classroom.

–Woodland Primary School Principal Juliann McCarthy

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