East Street School Returns to NEW Playground Markings

When East Street staff and students return to school this year they will be welcomed with a new, colorful and fun playground markings.

The school is implementing the Peaceful Playgrounds Program which, according to their website is based on the concept that several well-marked, colorfully designed playground markings creating games, such as hopscotch, around the world, four squares, etc. will increase motivation for students to participate in activities and become more engaged in purposeful play.

Thomas Welch, East Street Principal, explained, “With the support of the PTO we will be introducing the Peaceful Playgrounds Program to our students and staff this year. Basically, during recess students will be exposed to a variety of pre-planned games and activities on the school playground area;  allowing opportunities for them to remain active and learn how to play cooperatively with one another.”