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We want to give them more chances to play outside their homes

 

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We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space

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We promote quality and choice in play provision

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Play is a fun way to be active

We work to increase opportunities for children to play

DORA blog (page 1 of 1)

Today it is cars and digital devices getting in the way of children's play. But in 1914 it was DORA (aka the Defence of the Realm Act), a far-reaching piece of legislation that took effect within days of Britain entering the First World War and prevented kite flying, whistling and feeding the birds. This fascinating (Heritage Lottery Funded) project has London Play working in primary schools across London exploring how the draconian restrictions affected children’s play.

Project worker Catherine Nicholson blogs about it here.

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DORA - a teacher resource

by Fiona on 2016-12-18 12:13:00 UTC

December 2016

The home front is a rich aspect of understanding World War One heritage. This resource is designed to support teaching and learning about the home front across the KS2 curriculum from History to Art, Drama and Literacy, offering opportunities to inspire pupils across subject areas.


Drama and play in World War One

by Fiona on 2016-09-02 13:10:00 UTC

August 2016

As the summer holidays draw to a close it is the perfect time to reflect on a jam-packed few months with some brilliant Year 6s from White City and Bethnal Green.


Sing a song of war time

by Fiona on 2016-04-20 16:13:00 UTC

April 2016

Children in White City and Bethnal Green have embarked on an exciting exploration together to travel 100 years into the past to experience life during World War One. We have become…. DORA Explorers! (No, not the small Spanish kind... Explorers of World War One and the Defence of the Realm Act, aka DORA.)


Who on earth is DORA?

by Fiona on 2016-04-15 20:16:00 UTC

Today it is cars and digital devices getting in the way of children's play. But in 1914 it was DORA (aka the Defence of the Realm Act), which prevented playful activites including kite flying, whistling and feeding the birds...


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