Playworks

Playworks is a parent-volunteer led program intended to facilitate positive play in our schools. Sponsored and funded by SIPAT, this program began during the 2011-2012 school year. A team of trained volunteers (parents and students) teaches various playground games to the larger school community throughout the year.

  • Playworks Playbook: Find rules and information about all our favorite Games of the Week at www.playworks.org/games
  • Playworks Peers: A peer-led program where 4th - 6th graders are trained to help lead the Game of the Week.
  • Playground shed stores all Playworks equipment.  
About Playworks

According to the Playworks web site (http://www.playworks.org), the 

Playworks Mission is...To improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

Playworks builds the culture of play at a school so that kids feel safe and included. This means that soccer games aren't running through four-square games, for instance. We also introduce games that that encourage kids themselves to take ever-increasing responsibility for the quality of play and for each other. Ultimately our unique brand of play fosters greater independence and leadership among children.

Link here for a recent NPR story on the importance of school recess to a child's healthy development, and how Playworks plays a key role in this development.