The Recess Project

Our goal is to continue to provide the solution to the problems that elementary schools are facing across Ontario. To re-define the existing culture of recess by providing healthy role models, options and equipment and advocating for spaces more conducive to play. Our research team is currently the only one in Canada dedicated to research on recess. Our exploratory research continues and we have now piloted and refined an on-line aggregate survey for students, educators and administrators that measures indicators such as activity levels, feelings of engagement, inclusion, supervision challenges, needs and suggestions. We also continue to collect observational data. Our interns will assist with administration of surveys and data collection throughout the year at all partner schools within the District School Board of Niagara. The will also assist in program implementation and facilitation at a designated school.

Natalie Spadafora
Yana Lakman
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ken Lodewyk
Partner University: