Thursday, August 11, 2011
Play England speaks out
Adrian Voce from Play England writes over at the Guardian about the lack of commitment to children's outdoor play from the new government.
"There is ample evidence that playing is a primary need for children, the lack of which renders them less able to concentrate, innovate, create, respond and negotiate: all crucial life skills, not least in the advancement of their formal education. Worse still, play deprivation can have profound implications for children's health: obesity, attention deficit disorder, rickets and depression are just some of the conditions linked to the sedentary indoor lifestyles that are an inevitable consequence of children being denied access to outdoor play."
These problems won't go away.