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Latest play news (page 4 of 27)

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.


Pokemon for more get up and GO

by Fiona on March 29, 2017

29 March 2017 I University of Washington

Parents who regularly play “Pokémon GO” with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the mobile device-based game. 

Nine in ten kids not active enough

by Fiona on March 23, 2017

20 March 2017 I Sustrans

A YouGov poll has shown that only nine percent of children aged 5 to 16 get the recommended hour of activity each day. 

Time to quit THE two-a-day habit?

by Fiona on March 08, 2017

08 March 2017 I London Play

On National No Smoking Day, London Play is campaigning for exclusion zones to be established around schools to prevent children from being exposed to a greater public health risk - pollution.

Neighbourhood trust holds key to play

by Fiona on January 11, 2017

11 Jan 2017 I News Medical

Hard evidence that parents who are concerned about their neighborhoods restrict their children's outdoor play has been published for the first time. 

Future cuts to play 'a concern'

by Fiona on January 10, 2017

10 January 2016

The latest assessment of children's rights in England has highlighted the threat to children's play opportunities posed by future funding cuts. 

English kids get a 'D' for deskbound

by Fiona on November 17, 2016

17 November 2016

England has been given a 'D minus' for levels of physical activity achieved by children and young people in a new report.

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