Miami-Dade kids campaign for more recess with adorable drawings

When it comes to the fight for more recess in school, a group of Miami-Dade moms is giving kids the power of the crayon.

Four moms from Key Biscayne are collecting drawings and essays from kids across the county in a push to make recess a daily requirement in public schools. The women hope to present the adorable drawings to school board members and Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

The school district already requires recess at least twice a week, but it’s not enough for these kids. Here’s what they have to say about free time to play:

Louie wants – no, needs – more recess.


For Sofia, not having recess is like being in jail.


Ditto for Halena:


In case you need any other reasons why should kids have more recess, Sophie has come up with three:


Fourth grade students from Key Biscayne K-8 talk about why kids need recess.

Christina Veiga: 305-376-2029, @cveiga

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