ELEVATE: Play 4 Success


OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 9, 2017) – In Chattanooga, a rural town of about 450 in far southwestern Oklahoma, students are happy, eager to learn and becoming more physically fit every day. How? Recess. The school district is part of a program called LiiNK, Let’s Inspire Innovation in Kids.
 
While most young schoolchildren in America are lucky to get one recess a day, Chattanooga’s get four. That’s right, four.
 
“I wasn’t sure if I would be able to accomplish everything, particularly being in a third-grade testing year. Yet I had no problems,” said Chattanooga teacher, Selina Hampton.
 
“There is no downtime,“ said kindergarten teacher, Sherry Patton. “They go back into the classroom and they are on task.“
 
See how the Chatanooga school district is able to incorporate four 15-minute recesses into the day by watching ELEVATE: Play 4 Success video below.
 
To learn more about the LiiNK project, click here. Chattanooga was one of four schools accepted as part of a pilot study in 2015.

Last updated on November 9, 2017