School Ditches Rules at Recess And Loses Bullies, In The Process

A school in New Zealand lets its students do whatever they want during playtime. There are no rules on the playground at Swanson Primary School in Auckland, New Zealand. Students are allowed to climb trees, ride skateboards, and play contact games. This relaxed approach to playtime started as a research experiment conducted by two local universities, but it went so well that the school opted to make the changes permanent. According to a recent article, the school “is actually seeing a drop in bullying, serious injuries and vandalism, while concentration levels in class are increasing.” Could this work here in the United States? Read more.

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