Originally Posted by 2000grad
ALL of them do. Right after lunch they had outside. It's not a time like you would think of it with elementary recess
It's probably just referring to it as recess rather than break that makes it sound strange.
At any rate, when I was in middle school we played "soccer" which ended up being a hybrid soccer/rugby/football/MMA type deal and only a few people fractured any bones. It was a good bonding experience for all the guys. It really was a great way to expel excess energy between classes. Oh the joys of being at a small private school in the middle of nowhere