For many children and young people, school playtimes may be the only daily physical activity they engage in. With an increasing amount of time being spent on sedentary activities, school playtimes are more important than ever for children’s holistic development and learning. Read more on play in schools
PlayBoard’s Positive PlayGrounds is a staff training based programme which has been supporting primary schools in developing outdoor play for over sixteen years. The programme has helped improve outdoor play experiences for pupils through the creation of strategies to increase access to a range of play types and activities within schools, enhancing opportunities for physical play, socially developmental play, and learning based play.
The training focuses on the transformation of outdoor play spaces, often uninspiring tarmacked areas, into fun-filled playgrounds that offer children a range of play types – creative, physical, messy, imaginary, natural play and much more. By guiding staff on a playwork journey of change, Positive PlayGrounds could be the ideal programme for your school.