Recess Guardians

Saskatchewan Blue Cross Recess Guardians founder and Executive Director Mike McDonald started the program in 2008. It works with student volunteers from grades four to eight and teaches them how to play different playground games. After six weeks, the student volunteers, along with a designated teacher, take charge of distributing sports equipment and teaching games to other children during recess time. Not only do the kids play more at recess, they learn about peer leadership, positive choices and the fun of being physically active.