I remember recess during my elementary years fondly. There was plenty of equipment to play on, and there were a few diehard rules.
Don’t walk up the slide.
Don’t get off the teeter-totters when someone else is on the other end.
Stay out of the school forest.
Many schools have tougher rules today—rules that restrict students’ play and thus their imaginations. But what would happen if we got rid of playground rules altogether? Would there be chaos and bloodshed? One principal in New Zealand found out. He has revamped his school’s recess to include less direct monitoring of the children and absolutely no rules. And what he has done has made recess into what it should be! Check it out in this article.
How would you alter your school’s recess if you could?