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Fifth-graders at South Point Elementary in East Grand Forks play an organized flying disc game Wednesday during recess. (John Stennes/Grand Forks Herald)

East Grand Forks School District implements structured play for recess

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EAST GRAND FORKS - The scene Wednesday afternoon at East Grand Forks South Point Elementary was rowdy, loud and boisterous - in many ways, the same recess has always been at elementary schools.

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But a closer look at the playground showed a different scene: kids participating together, politely taking turns and playing games that might seem unusually structured for something as chaotic as recess.

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