Playforce news

Plan for longer school days not working for children’s play

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | January 2014

Michael Gove’s controversial petition for longer working school days reappeared in the news this month amid anticipation of the School Teachers’ Review Body’s report on evidence submitted last June. Comparing UK school results to their counterparts in the Far East, Gove’s report suggested that we follow their lead in extending the length of the school […]... Read more.

£6 million research fund for neuroscience in schools

Headlines | January 2014

A £6 million research fund launched by two charitable foundations will explore the potential for neuroscience to influence education practices. The collaboration between The Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation intends to use school-based research projects to prove the impact of different styles of teaching on the performance and understanding of children. There have […]... Read more.

Have children forgotten how to be bored?

Headlines | January 2014

Last year a Playforce survey revealed that one in eight children would rather play indoors than outdoors, and are more likely to be found watching TV, playing a video game or in front of a computer. The impact of inactive lifestyles has been discussed by health experts, schools and parents alike and it seems the […]... Read more.