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.
We all know the value of inspirational figures in children’s lives – from primary school teachers, parents, friends and, with the Commonwealth Games and FIFA World Cup fast approaching, sporting heroes. That’s why we’re launching a competition for you to win a visit from one of the inspirational Youth Sport Trust Athlete Mentors. Current or […]... Read more.
With only weeks to go before the final of this year’s Science Oxford Big Science Event, Year 6 teacher and Science Coordinator at St Andrew’s Primary School in Headington, Siân Davies, has been sharing her experience of taking part in the competition with her pupils over the past three years. “We have done the big […]... Read more.
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.
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.