Playforce news

“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.

Save Our Playing Fields

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | April 2014

London 2012 was advertised as an opportunity to inspire a generation of children to engage with and participate in sport, as part of the ongoing bid to tackle the obesity crisis affecting children across the UK. However as a Playforce survey identified last year there has been a disappointing lack of legacy for school children, […]... Read more.