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Latest play news (page 6 of 30)

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.

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'Not being very good' stops kids being active

by Fiona on July 20, 2017

17 July 2017 I Public Health England

The number of children managing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day drops by 40% as they move through primary school.


Getting kids active will save billions

by Fiona on May 08, 2017

3 May 2017 I New York Times

Sophisticated computer simulations have been used to calculate how much public money could be saved if children became more active.


Swings help teach cooperation

by Fiona on April 28, 2017

21 April 2017 I Washington University

A favorite childhood pastime — swinging on the playground swing set — also may be teaching kids how to get along.

 

Playgrounds close in their hundreds

by Fiona on April 17, 2017

20 April 2017 I Association of Play Industries

ENGLAND: Local authorities across England closed 214 playgrounds in two years and are planning to close another 234, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 


Hard boiled, not soft

by Fiona on April 16, 2017

20 April 2016 I Islington Tribune

ISLINGTON: Children at one of London's most 'hard-boiled' playgrounds took part in a “best-dressed egg” competition over Easter.


All change at Peckham Rye AP

by Fiona on April 13, 2017

 

13 April 2017 I Southwark News

Peckham Rye Adventure Playground manager Terry Jones has left the playground after 25 years, unhappy at plans to redevelop the site.


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