Playforce news

Where have all the mud pies gone?

Headlines | December 2014

It’s a hotly debated topic this month, ‘should PE lessons be more strenuous’, with many articles and discussions taking place in the wider media arena. As part of the API we’ve been involved in the recent submission to the House of Common’s Health Committee consultation looking at the impact of physical activity and play. We […]... Read more.

Commemorative plants for schools in Playforce Poppy Day appeal promotion

Headlines | December 2014

Commemorative plants are winging their way to schools across the UK, following a special Poppy appeal promotion by Playforce Shop. This November, Playforce Shop supported The Royal British Legion Centenary Gardens Project to enable primary schools and early years settings to plant a living legacy for those who fought and died in the First World […]... Read more.

Funding an Outdoor Play project?

Headlines | December 2014

As our thoughts turn to spring term, it’s time to think about play and learning outside too… especially as we’re currently all wrapped and ‘cooped’ up inside. We’ve a wealth of current offers and offerings in design, build and shop along with some truly exciting products launching in spring to tempt you, but we also […]... Read more.

Let’s talk wood and timber play!

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | December 2014

Sit back and relax in our storyteller ‘wood’ chair and enjoy the following read! You may ask why we’re highlighting the riches and benefits of wood and timber play this month? December saw National Tree Week last week… and also it’s traditionally the time to put up, decorate and trim the tree! The Christmas Tree […]... Read more.

Investment in playgrounds is falling despite physical inactivity crisis

Education news, Headlines, Playforce news | December 2014

Government policymakers are failing to recognise the value of play in tackling children’s catastrophic obesity and physical inactivity levels, says the Association of Play Industries (API). In a report issued by the Association, API member companies said that UK order values for playgrounds and play equipment fell by six per cent between the second and […]... Read more.