Monthly Archives: December 2019

December 19, 2019

University of Utah Women’s Basketball Team Shows Students that Real Players Don’t Bully ›

This week, Playworks Utah teamed up with the University of Utah Women’s Basketball Team to show kids that real players don’t bully as part of our bullying prevention campaign. The players joined students for recess at Woodstock Elementary, where they played Four Square, Lightning, Jump Rope and handed out hundreds of high-fives! The students had a…

December 10, 2019

Gold Medalist and Former Utah Starzz Player Natalie Williams Attends League Night ›

Our girls basketball league participants were delighted to meet former Utah Starzz player, and gold medalist, Natalie Williams, who attended our league night on December 5, 2019. Natalie talked to the girls about the importance of dedication and team work, signed autographs, and answered questions about her experience as a professional basketball player and Olympic…

December 4, 2019

Oregon State University Study Finds High-Quality Recess Positively Impacts Student Behaviors ›

A recent study by the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Services found that high-quality recess contributes to the executive function, emotional self-control, resilience, and positive classroom behavior in elementary school children. While past studies explored the benefits related to the amount of recess time, this is the first study to address…