Friday, July 4, 2014

School Ditches Rules and Loses Bullies

I wanted to share a short excerpt from a great article from ONE News in New Zealand.

“Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school.

Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing bullrush during playtime, but surprisingly the students don't cause bedlam, the principal says.

The school is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.”

To learn more about how letting kids run free at recess has reduced bullying and increased classroom engagement read the full article HERE.  And go outside.  Get mud on your feet!