Off the screen and into the playground

ScreenagersMonday 10th August 2015

At Ravenswood School for Girls the playgrounds are full of girls who are not texting or even updating their social media status. A large group of year 10 girls are shrieking with delight over a skipping game where at least 12 jumped together. A group of year 11 students try a new version of Twister. Other girls play the old-fashioned game of totem tennis.

It’s part of a program called Look Up Lunchtime, devised by Kate Barbat, a teacher of personal development, health and physical education.

When Kate was on playground duty she’d noticed “so many girls were sitting in a circle, on their phones and not connecting”.

So she did something about it.


wazmacOff the screen and into the playground