Global School Play Day

Global School Play Day photo

Students from Duffield Elementary School recently joined thousands of other students in the worldwide phenomenon known as “Global School Play Day,” replacing traditional classroom instruction for a day filled with imagination and team-building activities.

Throughout the course of the day, students of all grade levels practiced how to play amongst one another in a social setting, trading in their SMART boards and worksheets for a number of fun-filled activities dispersed throughout the building’s classrooms. 

As each classroom was transformed into a designated space for imaginative learning, the students took part in arts and crafts, board games, puzzles and strengthened their engineering skills with building blocks. Additionally, the students were able to practice how to show mutual respect, safely solve problems and enhance their listening skills amongst their classmates.  

“Global School Play Day serves as a structured, safe day encouraging unstructured play which yields a purpose,” said Helen B. Duffield Elementary School Principal Lisa Farrell. 

According to their official website, since Global School Play Day’s inception in February 2015, the initiative has grown to include more than 535,690 students from 72 nations in the fun-filled and educational day.