Kern Valley Sun Article

By Shannon Rapose

Peaceful Playgrounds RPSDuring a winter break, parents and staff came together to paint hundreds of shapes, footprints and multiuse game markings in the play areas on the Wallace playground creating a “Peaceful Playground.”  

According to Brian Polston, principal of Kernville and Wallace Elementary,  “the mission of Peaceful Playgrounds is to create a safe environment for students by supporting positive, healthy, active free play during recess.”

“I believe that it is my responsibility as the principal to provide a safe space for every child to play,” said Polston.  “A safe environment enhances learning, prevents bullying and school injuries, and promotes positive social interactions on the playground.  By providing over 100 different games and activities, we will increase the engagement of all our students to be active, productive and enjoy play.”