Starting in December, Runnymede will be participating in the ‘Peaceful Recess Project,’ designed to offer students a quiet, restful space to spend one recess period per week – so they can unplug and reset.
During their allotted recess time, students will be welcomed into the Peaceful Space by a caring adult. They’ll do a quiet, independent activity that relaxes them. There’s no talking, but there may be some soft music playing. Lights will be low and there will be very little stimulation. All these elements contribute to a feeling of calm, which students will hopefully carry with them for the rest of the day.
Like to support this project? Please consider donating:
- Small clear twinkle lights, extension cords and power bars
- Yoga mats
- Playing cards
- Bean bag chairs
- Yoga or relaxation CDs
- Small puzzles, quiet mind games/mazes
- Mindfulness colouring pages/books
Please have your child bring donations to Mrs. Wawrow’s office. Dates and classroom locations to follow.