Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

James Pappas

Second Committee Member

D. Szal

Third Committee Member

H. Williams


The purpose of this project was to create a comprehensive playground safety manual of procedures for South Shore PreK-8 School, that can possibly be implemented at other K-5 schools. The manual will make it clear to both students and staff playground safety procedures for students and instructions for staff in supervision. The information gathered finds that when students play in safe manners with specific rules and expectations, that the number of incidents from injury and conflict are reduced. Children need to be taught rules for games, instead of expected to figure out rules for games they do not know how to play. Safe play includes students who have learned how to take turns, and handle conflict or ask for help when needed. Lessons need to be taught to achieve the above objectives, as well as timelines to have in place for lessons or trainings to occur. Statistics and effective studies are included in this project.