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Playworks brings out the best in every kid, through play. 

We build a culture of play that enables kids to feel a real sense of belonging. Partnering with teachers, principals, and parents, we make sure kids have the opportunity to contribute on the playground, in the classroom, and in our community. A randomized control trial found that compared to students at similar schools, Playworks students were more physically active and teachers reported that students had greater feelings of school safety and less bullying behavior. Learn more about our impact. 

I believe that Playworks has made the school a better place by providing students a safe outlet to play and allowing them to come together through play.

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June 15, 2017

Hadfield Prinicipal is Recognized for Putting Fun Back in Recess ›

Al Busch, principal of Hadfield Elementary School, has been named the nation’s most valuable principal by the group Playworks after he helped to make recess safer. Read the full story in the Waukesha Freeman.

June 14, 2017

Bucks Hosts 350 Playworks Junior Coaches From 22 Schools for Playworks’ Leadership Conference ›

After a year of participating in the Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program, 350 fourth- and fifth-graders from 22 Milwaukee Public Schools and Waukesha Public Schools gathered at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Friday, June 2, for Playworks Wisconsin's annual…

March 20, 2017

Playworks Wisconsin Girls Basketball 2017! ›

Studies show that if a child does not play a team sport by the age of ten, chances are they never will during their educational career. Many students lack the skills and confidence to try a new sport. Through non-competitive…

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