The Denver Gazette: Aurora schools adopt Playworks guided recess model

Students at Sable Elementary rush towards the line of soft foam balls used to try and knock down opponent's "castles" that are set up using Hula hoops in a game of Casteball. Photo by Scott Weiser, The Denver Gazette

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"Aurora Public Schools has partnered with Playworks, a nonprofit that engages kids during recess by having its staffers set up and coach activities it says reduce bullying and school violence.

While Playworks programs have been used in some Aurora schools since 2010, Superintendent Rico Munn decided to bring the program into all 31 of the district’s schools this year.

The program rotates staff through schools to both instruct school staff in the principles and practices of the program as well as actively working with students 10 days per month."