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Recess is good
Why we should have longer recess
I am currently in the ninth grade at fenn and I love it here. One thing that could be changed is our recess length. I think that recess should be longer because it is so short most of the time I only have time to quickly scarf down my food and then get to class. Some benefits of us having more time to run around increases memory, and concentration. (https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jun/18/how- physical-exercise-makes-your-brain-work-better) I also know that running around helps wake me up and gets me excited about what is going to happen next. Another reason is that recess is a chance to run around which burns off energy, and recess allows us time to talk to our friends which can improve your feelings of belonging, and purpose while giving you increased levels of happiness, reduced levels of stress, improved self-worth and confidence(https://www.mindwise.org/blog/mental-health/how -friendship-affects-your-physical-mental-health/).