After the excitement of the 2012 Olympics, the UK committed itself to continuing the Olympic legacy and introducing children to sports they might not otherwise have encountered. After witnessing the talent, motivation and success of the Olympic athletes, it was hoped that children across the UK would be inspired to participate in a variety of […]... Read more.
Playforce has just surveyed 100 primary school teachers and 500 school children aged 5-11 to explore opinions about developing healthy children. Here are the key findings: 84% of primary school headteachers feel that some parents have largely absolved themselves of responsibility for the health of their children and have delegated that role to schools. 44% […]... Read more.
October 2013 marks the start of the 3rd International Walk to School Month and is the perfect time for children, parents and staff to reconnect with the world outdoors on their daily journey to school. The benefits of regular exposure to nature for children were reinforced by an Intelligent Health study which revealed that 80% […]... Read more.
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.