Bring on the “Loose Parts Pit”!

in case you missed this as it spread around facebook:

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.

Principal Bruce McLachlan rid the school of playtime rules as part of a successful university experiment.

more

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Feeling Better: I review "Inside Out"
From Sarah Ruhl, "100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write"
Tomorrow's Shuttered Prisons and Yesterday's Shuttered Pools: A Cops and Prisons Link Roundup
A Little Free Library: Read the Comments!
About Eve Tushnet

CLOSE | X

HIDE | X