Schools Should Look Beyond the Classroom, Urges School Playtime Expert

May 27, 2018

Michael Follett, the UK’s leading expert on playtime and director of Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) CIC, is calling on schools to commit to reserving 20% of the school day to play. Follett says that too many schools in the UK are failing children by seeing playtime as a luxury rather than a necessity. He is challenging headteachers around the country to take notice of the overwhelming evidence that shows the impact that an enriching playtime can have in schools.
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