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.
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.
With just half a term left before the end of the school year (where did that time go?!), here are five top tips for making the most of your playground this summer. Of course, we’d love to hear from you if you have any more! 1. Plan an alternative sports day Why not do something […]... Read more.
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.
Ever imagined your perfect outdoor provision or garden area for the children in your setting? Pictured them splashing happily in a wonderful water play area, building sand castles, growing seedlings and inspiring young gardeners? Keen on den building, outdoor classrooms, outdoor literacy games, water channelling and much more? Then this challenge is for you! We’ve […]... Read more.