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“Free air life”

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

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.

Weird Science

Playforce news | June 2014

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.