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Ramp Up for Recess

By
Amy Petersilie,   Alternative Learning Center - Rochester
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Physical Activity Participation,  Success with Funds
Ramp Up for Recess

Our school received Funds to purchase supplies for our recess time. Prior to this we had no outside equipment for our students, so if we wanted anything we needed to borrow from the PE teacher. With this grant we were able to purchase a separate cart and outdoor equipment for students to use and staff to access at any time of the day. It has been a huge success (especially with this great weather we have been having lately).

How did you accomplish your goals?

We looked at the students' interests and the space we had available and purchased equipment that worked for everyone. Then we found a location open for everyone to access at any time.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are getting out of the classroom more often when there is "down time" and staff are taking them out to play more often. Students are also getting outside during recess and have something to do instead of standing around causing trouble.