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When this New Zealand school got rid of playtime rules, it actually got safer

By staff and wire services reports
January 28th, 2014

One school has found that eliminating rules can actually be a good thing, The Huffington Post reports. After Swanson Primary School in New Zealand got rid of rules during recess as part of a study, administrators saw a decline in rates of bullying, injuries and vandalism, as well as an increase in students’ ability to concentrate during class, according to New Zealand outlet TVNZ. The AUT and Otago University study, which began several years ago and concluded at the end of last year, eliminated recess rules in an effort to discover ways to promote active play, according to the outlet. As a result, kids were more engaged in their activities…

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