Tag Archive: school

The value of outdoor play for children’s mental health and wellbeing

Why play is important Play improves the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves. They also learn skills they need for study, work and relationships such as: Confidence Self-esteem Resilience Interaction Social skills Independence Curiosity Coping with challenging situations.      …
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May 15, 2019 Tags:, , , , ,

Do you agree with formal testing at Primary School?

  Should children be formally tested in Primary School? The issue of testing primary school age children is a controversial one with many children suffering from stress as a result.  Some parents and educators are also anti-formal testing; but is it all bad? According to a survey cited in the Guardian, eight out of 10 primary school…
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April 24, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , ,

Are competitive sports doing more harm than good to children’s mental health?

Has your school started hosting non-competitive sports days?   If so, they’re not the only ones. In a recent survey, 57 percent of parents with children at primary school say their sports day is non-competitive – yet 86 percent do not agree with this approach. Some parents and teachers think competition can be potentially harmful…
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April 9, 2018 Tags:, , , , , ,