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Cutteslowe Primary School wins Big Science Event 2014!

Headlines | June 2014

Cutteslowe Primary School in North Oxford is the winner of The Big Science Event 2014, the annual celebration of the achievements of young school scientists across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and West Berkshire. A Year Six team of four took first prize in the competition for their investigation exploring which material makes the best paper planes. The […]... Read more.

25% off Playforce Shop for ‘Under 5′ readers

Playforce news | June 2014

Save 25% on our award-winning, Playforce Shop resources with our Under 5 readers offer. Simply quote special code UNDER5 when placing an order on our website to save on your summer essentials. Click here to start shopping! Offer is valid for all shop orders placed on or before 31st August 2014. Some exclusions apply, as […]... Read more.

“Free air life”

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | June 2014

Erik Shonstrom, founder of American summer camp “Noman Youth Adventures” and advocate for Richard Louv’s campaign to reconnect children and nature, wrote recently of the benefits gained by the Finnish approach to education, which promotes outdoor play as a prerequisite of learning. While across the UK parents, teachers and play workers are petitioning for longer […]... Read more.

Active For Life

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | June 2014

Results of the healthy eating programme Active For Life Year 5 (AFLY5), trialled in schools across the South West of England, have concluded that it had minimal effect on the lifestyles of children involved. The programme, organised by researchers from the University of Bristol, combined teacher training and lesson plans with homework activities and take-home […]... Read more.