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Latest play news (page 26 of 29)

Here's the lowdown on what's happening right now with play in London... along with news from beyond the M25 that might affect how, where and how often children play within its confines. If you want news relating to London Play, choose from the menu on the left.


Active play protects against future injury

by Fiona on June 16, 2014

03 June 2014 I The Telegraph

Regular exercise when young - particularly during adolescence - builds bone mass and protects against future injury to a far greater extent than exercise in other stages of life, according to a UK study.



Hard evidence: the health benefits of play

by Fiona on May 13, 2014

12 May 2014 

Intuitively we all know it, but now there is hard evidence to show that spending time playing outdoors with friends is the most active way for children to spend their spare time. 


Teachers defend children's right to play

by Fiona on April 25, 2014

25 April 2014

Government plans to introduce formal assessment for four year olds starting school have been met with resistance from teachers, who say that young children learn best through play.

Tumbling Bay jewel in the Olympic crown

by Fiona on April 16, 2014

16 April 2014 I London Play

London's newest adventurous play space is the jewel in the crown of the 'biggest new park in Europe for 150 years' as the southern part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened to the public earlier this month.





Islington takes play to the doorstep

by Fiona on April 02, 2014

02 April 2014 I London Play 

ISLINGTON: Another London borough is to open up its streets for play, following talks with London Play. 

Friends groups a force for play

by Fiona on March 26, 2014

25 March 2014

Friends groups are leading the way in a half million pound investment in Barnet's playgrounds over the coming months.  

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