Please welcome guest blogger David Reeves, marketing manager of Playland Inc. He has some great points about students having recess – even at the middle school level!
Study after study has shown the importance of recess on the physical and mental health and well being of kids. Yet it seems that schools continue cutting recess for the upper grades in favor of another hour of academic excellence. If recess is so important to kids, does that importance diminish when the kids hit middle school? Does gym class give enough of a break and enough physical exercise for kids to get the benefit? The answer is a resounding no.