WASHINGTON, DC – September 21, 2015 – Playworld, a leading playground equipment manufacturer committed to saving outdoor unstructured play, has joined P21, the nation’s leader advocating for 21st Century learning for all children. By becoming a P21 member, Playworld joins P21’s diverse coalition of business community, education leaders and policymakers working together to prepare learners along the entire continuum of learning.
Playworld’s Chief Marketing Officer Greg Harrison will represent the company on P21’s strategic council and contribute to P21’s ongoing work in ensuring high quality learning happens on the playground as well as in the classroom. “Play and education go hand-in-hand,” said Harrison. “Play helps shape our brains and research shows that the skills associated with play lead to students receiving better grades. We’re eager to work with P21 and contribute to the organization’s effort to help children thrive in the 21st Century.”
“Playworld is a most welcome partner as we start to rethink 21st Century learning beyond the classroom,” said Liz Fogel, director of education for the Walt Disney Company, and incoming P21 board chair.
Playworld will work with P21 members, partners, and states to connect early learning opportunities to school and life readiness as well as high quality learning in beyond school environments.
Playworld believes The World Needs Play®. Play is vital to everyone’s health and well-being. It’s something you are never too young or too old to enjoy. We develop playground environments where creativity is king, belly laughs are welcome and children make the rules. Playworld’s equipment are designed to unleash the transformational power of play so bodies grow stronger, children play safely and imagination can take flight. For more than 40 years, Playworld has created innovative, inclusive and meaningful outdoor play experiences for all ages and abilities. Come play with us PlayworldSystems.com.
P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 is a catalyst organization uniting business, government and education leaders from the U.S. and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at www.p21.org and @P21Learning
P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, Apple Inc., Asia Society, Bahcesehir K-12 Schools, Cable Impacts Foundation, The College Board, Common Sense Media, Crayola, Destination Imagination, Duck Learning, EF Education First, Education Networks of America, First Five Years Fund, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company
P21 Leadership States: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin