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Fear is stopping children from playing outside


Playing Outside conference, 16 September 2010, Balbirnie House Hotel, Fife


Play and children's place in the community

Figures released for Playday 2010 reveal that the loss of community spirit is leading to children not being allowed to play outside where they live.  While it is known that children with regular access to play spaces are more likely to be healthier and happier, more than half of children aged between five and 10 never play out on their streets.


The 'Playing Outside' conference will review research into outdoor activities, play and nature, and will explore ways in which outdoor play can be re-invigorated in a cost-effective way.  With presentations from experts in their field from across Western Europe and locally, and the opportunity to attend more informal parallel sessions in smaller groups, the day will provide a significant opportunity for all those involved in services for children aged 0-10 years to explore the many benefits which playing outside can bring.  Delegates will also learn about different models and approaches to outdoor play, as well as looking at examples of best practice and innovation. 


Who should attend?

  • professionals working with children aged 0-10 years
  • those involved in early years services in education, social work, community, and family and leisure services
  • all those with an interest in outdoor play and learning

Only a few places left

There are just a few places left.  Book here where much more information is provided.

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