Meet Playworks Junior Coach, Amera Severtson

  1. Updates

Our Playworks staff sat down with Junior Coach, Amera Severtson on the Hamlin Garland School playground to learn more about her leadership skills and how they’ve transformed her and her playground throughout her participation in the Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program.


Name: Amera Severtson

Grade: 4th

School: Hamlin Garland School

Favorite Subject: Art

Favorite Recess game: Hula Tag

Hobbies: Upcycling and drawing

Future Goals:When I grow up I want to be a Playworks Coach!”

What motivated you to become a Junior Coach?

My kindness motivated me to become a Junior Coach and help the little kids. I also wanted the extra responsibilities.

How have you seen Playworks Junior Coaches change the playground?

Before Playworks there was only gym class, but now we have another way to be active and play a lot of new games like Mr. Fox, dead cow, rainbow tag, and hula tag.

What have you learned about yourself since becoming a Junior Coach?

I’ve learned to be more responsible. When you are a Junior Coach you have a lot more responsibilities and rules to follow to be a leader. I have to be on time, know my weekly schedule for my Junior Coach shift, remember how to set up all the games, and remember the rules to all the games. My favorite game to lead is hula tag.

What advice would you give to a younger student who wants to become a Junior Coach?

There will be lots of responsibilities but its a lot of fun! Learn all of the games at recess, remember to stay on time for everything, and know how to make up your own games with rules and explanations.

Why do you think Playworks is important?

It’s important for kids to get up and get active and coaches need more Junior Coaches to run the games at recess.

What is your favorite thing about being a Junior Coach?

I like being a leader to other kids and having them look up to me.

What do you like most about your coach?

He is really silly and gives good rules!

 

 

 

 

More Updates


March 25, 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

UnitedHealthcare Kickball Team Looks Forward to the Next Tournament ›

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of WI had the opportunity to sponsor two teams in the Playworks Wisconsin 2019 Corporate Kickball Tournament. Corporate Kickball is an active employee engagement event that brings teams of 10-15 co-workers together through tournament play of a nostalgic game of kickball. Companies competed for a championship trophy and the opportunity to bring…

March 12, 2021

Playworks: One Year Later ›

One year ago… All of our partner schools closed their buildings and our work serving kids in schools risked coming to a halt. We knew our mission had to continue. We remained committed to providing opportunities for joy and connection through play for kids in a COVID safe way, regardless if their school was virtual,…