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Inclusive playground spotlight: Sycolin Creek

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When teachers say, “It’s time for recess!” entire classrooms of school children race to the playground. They play for approximately 20 minutes then line up again to head back to the classroom.…

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Focus on phys ed

Shape of the Nation banner 1 300x64 Focus on phys edThe National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently released the 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA. …

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Haiti: Day 5

By Julie Rearick

The ribbon-cutting is today at 10:00 am, but we left at our normal time of 7 a.m., so we could decorate the playground with balloons and ribbons.  Families stood …

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Haiti: Day 4

By Julie Rearick

We left the hotel at our usual time of 7:00 a.m. knowing we had two things to get done today: anchor the playground and haul gravel for surfacing.  We …

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Haiti: Day 3

By Julie Rearick

Today was a day of significant accomplishments, with the team digging more than 50 holes.

We mixed and poured concrete assembly-style like my good friends at KaBOOM!  Our playground …

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It’s April—That Means it is Autism Awareness Month

On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world, including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, …

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Mr Proud goes to Washington

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I recently had the opportunity to represent Playworld Systems at a White House briefing on physical activity. The event was held at the Executive Office Building, next to the White House.  If …

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Playworld & Empower Playgrounds in Ghana

Electricity-Generating Playground Equipment Lights Villages, Helps Students Learn

Playworld Systems has partnered with Empower Playgrounds, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides renewable energy to villages in Ghana through electricity-generating play­ground equipment and …

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