Playforce news

Schools must tackle a “crisis of inactivity”

Headlines | March 2014

Chairman of the Youth Sports Trust and former head of UK sport, Baroness Sue Campbell recently commented that there is a “crisis of inactivity” preventing children achieving their full potential “in all areas of school life”. As a YST Business Honours Club partner, Playforce were very excited to attend its annual Conference last month, an […]... Read more.

Two much, too soon?

Headlines | March 2014

Education Minister Liz Truss has contacted every council in England to recommend that school nurseries extend their opening hours to allow working parents to leave children as young as two years old in their care. This proposal is the latest in a series of Government proposals to encourage a “schoolified” approach to early years childcare. […]... Read more.

Playing in mud proven to benefit children’s health

Headlines | February 2014

According to new research from Oregon State University, letting children enjoy outdoor play could not only improve fitness and obesity levels, but reduce instances of auto-immune disorders and allergies. Researcher Sharyn Clough has suggested that higher rates of these disorders in women are due to “being too clean”, citing as an example the auto-immune disease […]... Read more.

Natural playtime rules!

Headlines | February 2014

The news of a New Zealand school that has banned playground rules and noticed a significant decrease in bullying inspired a global conversation among parents, teachers and childcare experts this week. As part of a study by Auckland University of Technology and Otago University, Swanson Primary lifted their health and safety based playground rules and […]... Read more.

Guest Blog about The Big Science Event by Anne Buckley

Headlines | February 2014

We are very excited at the Discovery CLC, Wirral to be organising a Big Science Event in our area, open to all primary schools in Wirral and West Cheshire. We are following the example of ‘Science Oxford’ who have successfully run this competition in Oxfordshire and nearby counties for the last few years. We are […]... Read more.