This month, we were thrilled to read a fantastic review of our Sinking Ships in NMT magazine. After a few weeks of testing a set with the children and staff at Young Friends Nursery, Louise Lloyd-Evans gave the ships a big thumbs up! You can read the full review here, or on the NMT website. […]... Read more.
We all know about the fruit and veg ‘five-a-day’ rule, but a London headteacher suggests that children also need a five-a-day for mental health, one of which is exercise and play. Adam Pettitt of Highgate School, writing in The Telegraph, says there are five things that would help combat a rise in the number of […]... Read more.
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.