The Department for Education has issued a report on the PE and Sports Premium for primary schools showing it has already had an overwhelmingly positive impact. The government scheme research shows that nearly all schools (99%) have started to spend the PE and sport premium. The government has pledged to spend £450 million over three […]... Read more.
The sun may be shining, but the summer holidays are over and a new academic year is underway. Schools begin this academic year with councils desperately looking for ways to plug a £1bn shortfall for new school places. Research from the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals that three quarters of councils did not receive enough […]... Read more.
A major new report on the learning benefits of outdoor, active play, written by one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood, was launched this month. Tim Gill’s report, ‘The Play Return: a review of the wider impact of play initiatives’, commissioned by the Children’s Play Policy Forum (CPPF) to summarise the measurable impact of […]... Read more.
The Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow was a huge success for English, Scottish and Welsh athletes. England topped the medal tables for the first time in 28 years, and Scotland and Wales had their best Commonwealth Games yet. The excitement and energy around these successes is an inspiration to children and young people to be […]... Read more.
Last week, children across the UK celebrated play on a huge scale for Playday 2014. The theme of this year’s national day for play was ‘Play is…’, giving communities an opportunity to show off their view of play. From small scale events to thousands of children taking over Trafalgar Square, people all over the country […]... Read more.