Playforce news

Come Outside!

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | May 2014

A recent study by the University of Bristol found that for every hour spent outdoors with friends after school, children were doing an extra 17 minutes of physical activity. The results have prompted a call for parents to encourage children to spend their after-school time playing outside with others. The “Move More” Study, partly funded […]... Read more.

“Put the play back into playground”

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | April 2014

Dean Horridge, CEO of Fit For Sport, suggested this week that primary schools should encourage school sport success by reintroducing play to the playground. He recognised the importance of motivating children to get active but suggested that an over-emphasis on the competitive side of sport is compromising the enjoyment of children who approach it as […]... Read more.

“If you’re happy and you know it…”

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | April 2014

A new study by academics from Oxford and The Open University has found that engaging in activities like arts and crafts, reading and storytelling has a positive impact on the happiness and development of children. As Playforce reported earlier this month, Ofsted Chief Sir Michael Wilshaw recently recommended introducing a more schoolified approach to early […]... Read more.