Education Minister Elizabeth Truss and Chancellor George Osborne have launched a new campaign to overcome the prejudices preventing students, particularly girls, studying maths and physics in higher education. The “Your Life” campaign intends to dismiss the stereotypes of these subjects as “male”, “boring” and “irrelevant” – words raised by teenagers in focus groups organised by […]... Read more.
Ever imagined your perfect outdoor provision or garden area for the children in your setting? Pictured them splashing happily in a wonderful water play area, building sand castles, growing seedlings and inspiring young gardeners? Keen on den building, outdoor classrooms, outdoor literacy games, water channelling and much more? Then this challenge is for you! We’ve […]... Read more.
The Australian Standards for Playgrounds have been recently updated to re-establish an approach to play which “promotes fun and enjoyment over risk-aversion”. The new guidelines acknowledge the potential for health and safety concerns to restrict children’s activity and compromise their enjoyment of their outdoor space. While keeping children’s wellbeing a priority, the new standards emphasise […]... Read more.
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.