- published: 07 Apr 2016
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Dr. John Mark Reynolds, President of The Saint Constantine School in Houston, describes his new institution to Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury, President of The King's College in New York City. http://www.tkc.edu | http://www.saintconstantine.org | Part 1 of their conversation. View part 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qfow1xMPwkM) and part 3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAVfheoy-Po).
Constantine high school band at our band concert
In this Third Thursday lecture, Megan Mueller makes the case for allowing young students to take risks while playing.
At The Saint Constantine School, we believe that children need to play. In a time when most schools restrict recess in favor of longer hours in the classroom, we take the opposite approach-- because we believe that schools should let children be children, and that means letting them play outside for hours each day. Last year we built Houston's first natural playground on our campus, and our students love it. They play in the fort, climb trees, and go down the hill slide over and over. Our natural playground preserves the natural beauty of our campus while providing students of all ages with a challenging playground that inspires imagination and activity. But with an ever-expanding student body, our students need a larger playground. And for a fraction of the cost of a traditional playgr...