Just a few weeks ago I received an email alert about a 7-year-old girl’s death on a playground in the State of Washington. This recent death of a young girl has once again placed our public playgrounds under the microscope of media scrutiny. I have a concern with how the media and public playground owners are reacting to this story. Some public agency governing boards and administrators have already taken action even though the facts of the case are still under investigation.
October 1, 2018 October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections that are happening all over the country between schools and local food. In 2010, Congress approved a resolution to...
May 1, 2018 In May 2015, the International School Grounds Alliance is celebrating our third annual International School Grounds Month. We are calling on schools around the globe to take their pupils outside to...
May 1, 2018 In May 2013 the International School Grounds Alliance is calling on schools around the globe to take their pupils outside and celebrate their grounds.
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.
October 1, 2018 International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual global event of the Active & Safe Routes to School program, taking place each October.