Warning- children’s recess may be in danger!
Twenty three elementary schools in Orange County, Florida have a reduced recess or have taken away recess altogether. Schools around the country are reducing and taking away recess. Your recess could be next.
There are so many benefits to recess. It keeps kids in shape while boosting children's thought process. Studies also show that it makes kids pay more attention to their teachers. Furthermore, recess prepares children for the real world, teaching them essential skills such as conflict-solving and how to be inventive.
Forty percent of US schools cut their recess programs in 2011. Overall, seven percent of US schools have no recess. In 2005, schools in Peabody, MA hit national headlines and were greatly protested because of their new 10 minute recess policy.
All in all, the act of removing recess must be stopped. You never know, your school could be next.