Last month we discussed the Government proposals to introduce formal tests for children as young as five, and the concerns about the impact formal education is having on the UK’s children have been ongoing ever since. Now, a study has suggested that play should be encouraged in schools in order to develop social skills that […]... Read more.
Recent research shows that confidence could be the key to success at school, with children who excel at primary school benefiting from the confidence boost this provides when they reach secondary school. Academic success can give added confidence to pupils but there is also substantial research to suggest that active outdoor play can be influential […]... Read more.
After a long day at school, the last thing children often want to do is return home with a pile of homework to complete. But it’s not just children writing stories, researching historical events or working on projects around the kitchen table, as parents, siblings and grandparents are increasingly getting roped in to help. In […]... Read more.
If you were born before 1990, your childhood may well have been spent climbing trees, building dens or running around British woodlands…and even if it was less similar to an Enid Blyton story, you will most likely have had more contact with nature than the children of today. A recent survey by The Children’s Centre […]... Read more.
Market-leading UK playground company Playforce has joined the Youth Sport Trust’s Business Honours Club as of September 2013. The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity devoted to changing young lives through sport. Playforce seeks to use its association with the Business Honours Club to increase awareness of the importance of sport, PE and active […]... Read more.