- Have you seen Playworks.org Back to School Game Guide? It is an amazing free resource of suggested recess games categorized by risk.
- In partnership with Physical and Health Education Canada, we've created a library of tips, tools and resources to support quality recess planning and implementation for all children and youth. Check it out at #TalkAboutRecess
- Read Lauren's article (with Pasi Sahlberg) in the Conversation Canada: Kids will need recess more than ever when returning to school. Over 66,000 reads in just two months!
- See Concrete Strategies for Recess During COVID from the newly formed Global Recess Alliance.
- Just released! Our National Position Statement on Recess (with Physical and Health Education Canada).
- Ready to develop policies to support and protect recess? See our recommendations here.
- See our webinar But What About Recess?
Creating opportunities for
meaningful, healthy play at school.
During the school day, children need regular opportunities to play, socialize, rest and re-energize. These opportunities improve mood, well-being, school engagement, behavior, learning, attendance and overall school climate. Yet, many schools in Canada do not have a history of quality recesses: research shows unacceptable levels of bullying, exclusion, intolerance and rejection that undermine opportunities to connect and engage in healthy play and leisure activities.
Looking for the Recess Project Changemaker's Guide?
Find it here!
We work to transform schools around the world to: