Lifting recess rules reduces bullying, New Zealand study finds
By reducing recess rules and expanding students’ playtime, Swanson School in Auckland, New Zealand has not only seen less bullying, but also more classroom concentration. The school joined an Auckland University study originally meant to see whether better playground equipment reduced obesity and bullying by causing an increase in physical exertion. The study drastically changed course after revamping the equipment proved too expensive, said Grant Schofield, a study coauthor and professor at the university.
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