Kilauea School Playground

The benefits of recess: improved cognitive performance, creativity, and social development.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, in a policy statement published in the journal Pediatrics, recess is “an essential, planned respite from rigorous cognitive tasks. It affords a time to rest, play, imagine, think, move, and socialize. After recess…students are more attentive and better able to perform cognitively. In addition, recess helps young children to develop social skills that are otherwise not acquired in the more structured classroom environment.” Click for the full article: The Crucial Role of Recess in School.

The Kilauea School Playground

The main playground structure, used by children in kindergarten through 3rd grade, was recently condemned as unsafe and roped off by the state’s Department of Education (DOE). Working with the Kilauea School PTSA, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation granted $5,000 towards the purchase and installation of new structures for the Kilauea School Playground.