Sat 7th Dec '13 13:57
New UK map of bogus ‘elf and safety excuses Londoners report most ‘jobsworth’ decisions to myth buster panel
More people in London and the South East have reported ill-founded health and safety excuses than any other part of the UK, new analysis shows. Britain’s workplace safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive, has analysed the national spread of all reports to the popular Myth Busters Challenge Panel – set up to clamp down on bogus health and safety excuses. The results show that more people report that they’re told “sorry, can’t do that because of ‘elf and safety’” in the capital and the South East than anywhere else – with more than fifty cases reported over the past year.
Wed 6th Nov '13 11:12
Duke of Edinburgh's Award bosses hail easing of camping rules
Mon 4th Nov '13 09:47
Judith Hackitt’s ‘Risk Assessment’ – Playing and learning
This week I had the pleasure of attending the House of Commons to speak at the launch of the Play Safety Forum's revised guidance on Managing Risk in Play Provision. It was good to chat with a number of dedicated people who are passionate about seeing children learn important lessons about life from outdoor play. HSE was happy to support the production of the guidance and drafted a joint high level statement with Play Safety Forum, which is included in the publication.
Wed 23rd Oct '13 13:37
Tue 8th Oct '13 14:10
The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough The 10-year-old Londoners I took to Wales were proof that a week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom
Fri 13th Sep '13 04:22
Mon 24th Jun '13 09:09
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Tue 4th Jun '13 09:05
EXPERTS have called for more Scottish school lessons to take place outdoors. Professor Peter Higgins of Edinburgh University says schoolchildren are “stuck in classrooms” and need to go outdoors at least once a week. He said teachers and school bosses had failed to realise the benefits of outdoor education to childrens’ health and wellbeing, and the amount of time children spend outdoors should be a key part of inspections.
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Tue 4th Jun '13 09:04
How outdoor play inspires independent learning for early years Forget lesson plans, Annie Woods lets nature and spontaneity be her pupils' inspiration during lessons in the forest http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2013/jun/04/outdoor-play-inspires-independent-learning-for-early-years
Thu 18th Apr '13 11:43
Children are safer playing out in the street or their local park than on the internet, a landmark report by the NSPCC showshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10000976/Children-safer-from-strangers-in-the-park-than-their-bedroom-NSPCC-warns.html