Recess matters

I am writing this in response to an article from the Making Connections Newsletter for the Hoquiam School District.

The article covered the importance of taking time out of the day for recess and PE class, which I strongly agree with.

I am very happy to hear that the Hoquiam School District is so adamant about giving children time to release energy and be physically active. Not only does recess give time for kids to be physically stimulated, they also develop healthy relationships with friends.

From personal experience, being out on the playground was the best part of the day because I got to play with my friends, a significant part of any childhood.

Again I would like to applaud the school district for realizing that PE and recess are just as important for the well-being of children along with getting a good education.

Michelle Eide