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FAIRBANKS - The playground at one Alaska school needs a little less adult supervision with a program that puts older children in charge of younger students.
They call it the Peacemaker program at Denali Elementary School, where fifth- and sixth-graders wear bright orange vests on duty keeping the peace among younger students during recess.
Denali principal Tim Doran told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner the peacemakers are given conflict management training and serve as role models for the younger children.
And if a playground skirmish is too much to handle, Peacemakers know to seek an adult for help.