According to Stanford research, there are benefits to well being from school recess, especially when it is a high quality program.
Some of the benefits include helping students feel safer, positive about the school day and generally more engaged.
According to Milbrey McLaughlin, the David Jacks Professor of Education and Public Policy, Emerita, founding director of Stanford’s John W. Gardner Center, and a co-author of the journal article. recess not only benefits students, but there are numerous benefits to an elementary school’s total climate.
“Positive school climate has been linked to a host of favorable student outcomes, from attendance to achievement,” the study noted.
Some of the outcomes that positive school climate has been linked to include attendance and overall achievement. According the the study, the benefits include four key elements – physical and emotional safety, positive relationships with adults and peers, positive support for learning, and school connectedness throughout the institution.