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What is Playworks?

Playworks started at Travis Elementary in August 2022. This program believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Playworks’ mission is to improve the health and well-being of all children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.

Playworks at Recess

Our two Student Support Specialists Mrs. Maxwell and Mr. Jun lead games at each recess for students to join. Games are rotated every two weeks to reflect the interests of our students. Some of this years favorite games have been Castle Ball, Sharks and Minnows, Magic Tag, 3 Line Soccer, and Blob Tag.

Junior Coaches

We build play into leadership through the Playworks Junior Coach Leadership Program, which encourages teams of students to work together to learn games, fair play, and positive conflict resolution strategies. Junior Coaches are then equipped to teach these skills and lessons appropriately to their classmates. Junior Coaches are students in grades 4th-6th who have both volunteered and been selected for their qualities of leadership and responsibility. Junior Coaches lead games, set up equipment, and model Travis School Expectations.

Here are a few samples of the games we play:

Magic Tag

Castle Ball