Why is play so important for everyone ?

Why is play so important for everyone ?

When did you last do something your 7 year old self really loved to do? Personally, I cannot resist kicking through a big pile of dry,  Autumn leaves. I love that combination of gorgeous autumn colours flying through the air; the wonderful earthy smell of the ones...

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Learning and Play – with Loose Parts- Outdoors by Felicity Robinson

Learning and Play – with Loose Parts- Outdoors by Felicity Robinson

A checklist of points to think about. There has been a lot written over the years about loose parts and the origins of the theory. From my practical experience in schools the key essentials for success are engaged play support staff, an “abundance” of resources and...

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Positive Playtimes Goes To Cairo

Positive Playtimes Goes To Cairo

Lessons I learnt working at the British International School Cairo Kindness cost nothing and means everything. The people in Cairo were unbelievably kind to us on our trip, from being picked up at the airport, taken out to lunch and dinner, to organizing a trip out to...

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Pumpkin Energy Balls

Pumpkin Energy Balls

When I was in my early 20’s I lived in New York City.  I loved the pumpkin pie around this time of year and thanksgiving.  These Pumpkin Energy Balls remind me so much of Autumn and Winter in the USA.  They taste like morsels of pumpkin pie, take less than 15 minutes...

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5 ways to boost your wellbeing this year

5 ways to boost your wellbeing this year

This article was originally posted on Innovate my School and featured in Teachers Matter An NUT survey in 2015 found that over half of teachers were thinking of leaving the profession in the next two years, citing ‘volume of workload’ (61%) and ‘seeking better...

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