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Children In The UK Are Being Held Back From Play Independently Outside Until Later Childhood

Children In The UK Are Being Held Back From Play Independently Outside Until Later Childhood

Children in the UK are being held back from play independently outside until later childhood, new research has found. The British Children’s Play Survey, conducted in April 2020 is the largest study of its kind. Researchers asked 1919 parents about the play of children aged 5 to 11. While parents said that on average they […]

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Let The Children Play This Summer Say Leading Psychologists

Let The Children Play This Summer Say Leading Psychologists

Children should be given opportunity to play with their friends, be physically active and spend time outdoors in order to support their mental health according to a group of leading experts. Following a successful campaign last year, PlayFirstUK have written to the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, calling for […]

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Over 1,700 Children Take Part in Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Over 1,700 Children Take Part in Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 Reading’s Summer Reading Challenge was a resounding success this year, with 1,717 children between the ages of 4 – 13 taking part.  This year’s Mischief Makers theme (based on the Beano) proved extremely popular.  More children took part at Southcote, Tilehurst and Whitley libraries, than the previous year.   Battle and […]

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Modeshift Stars Accreditation For Heights and Moorlands Children

Modeshift Stars Accreditation For Heights and Moorlands Children

Modeshift STARS accreditation Children from two Reading primary schools have been enjoying learning all about being active and travelling sustainably, gaining national accreditation in the process.  The Heights and Moorlands primary schools are the first in Reading to receive Modeshift STARS accreditation – a national scheme which recognises schools which  have demonstrated excellence in supporting […]