You can have the Peaceful Playgrounds Right to Recess Campaign Toolbox sent directly to your email box by filling out the form below. The campaign toolbox contains a full PowerPoint presentation and speakers notes along with all research and documents to support daily, unstructured physical activity during school hours.
Let your community know that children have a Right to Recess!
Campaign Presentation to Bring Back Recess
Every decade or so educators stumble upon a really bad idea. The elimination of recess is one such current example.
After hearing about coach potatoes, sedentary kids, youth obesity, video game – playing zombies for the last ten years – take away recess? It simply doesn’t make any sense.
If your school is showing any of these trends, take note – children need to jump, play, laugh, throw balls, and enjoy themselves outdoors. And if your child is showing low grades and signs of restlessness, new studies show daily fitness equals better report cards and more-focused children.
It is a widely held view that unstructured physical play is a developmentally appropriate outlet for reducing stress in children’s lives, and research shows that physical activity improves children’s attentiveness and decreases restlessness.
Talk to your school, district, or state education office to get P.E. and recess back into your school. Here are some resources to get you going.
Right to Recess Campaign Presentation Documents