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Gary Hoffmann

New Zealand School Does Away with Playground Rules

New Zealand School Does Away with Playground Rules
Posted July 3rd, 2014 @ 1:03am

Photo Credit: Getty


One School in New Zealand has the most unconventional playground. The Principal Bruce McLachlan threw out all the rules in his school's playground and introduced some risk into the children's lives. There are hidden corners, mud, concrete, tall trees, and the occasional pretend sword fights. You might think, "A lot of children probably get hurt on this playground." It is the exact opposite! The students weren't hurting themselves! Another side effect... because the kids were physically exerting themselves, they were more motivated and ready to learn in the classroom.


Read more and see the pictures at National Post

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