One very popular hangout at recess


“Play is under attack in our nation’s schools – and shrinking recess periods are only part of the problem. Cities are building new schools without playgrounds. Safety concerns are prompting bans on tag, soccer and even running on the schoolyard.” — -Darell Hammond

When I attended grade school many, many years ago I could hardly wait for the recess bell to ring announcing that a brief respite from the process of learning was about to unfold. In those days while the girls played hopscotch, skipped rope and socialized the boys played baseball, traded bubble gum cards and shot a round or two of marbles. It helped us release a lot of the energy and spunk youngsters carry around inside themselves. Today a significant number of students cling to the rear doors of their school waiting patiently for the bell to ring allowing them access inside to a safer haven. The cost of educating and safeguarding children has increased in more ways than one. – gc

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Quote of the week: The Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate body, mind and soul to pure duty and not to become mental voluptuaries at the mercy of random desires and undisciplined impulses. -- Mahatma Gandhi

2 Comments on One very popular hangout at recess

  1. I’ve noticed that too. Before, I felt it was ok. Now that I’m a mom, I see the need for play everywhere.


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