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The Government wants to support parents in striking the right balance between protecting their children and allowing them to learn ...
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Children need to be able to play outside, says Mr Balls
Children should be allowed to throw snowballs and play outdoors and should not be "wrapped in cotton wool", Schools Secretary Ed Balls has said. More...

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Jim Knight is backing calls for learning outside the classroom
A garden promoting the importance of learning outside the classroom has been launched at Hampton Court by the Schools Minister Jim Knight. More...

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DEFRA consulation. Tell them your views. More...

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EDUCATION bosses last night reiterated their belief in the importance of school trips in the wake of the tragic accident that killed 11-year-old Daniel Mullinger.
The National Union of Teachers (NUT), Essex County Council and the Royal Society for the Prevention on Accidents (RoSPA) said excursions formed an essential part of a child's learning. More...

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Section 5b makes reference to Out-of Classroom Learning. More...

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Sports on offer include rock climbing and kayaking
The results and attitudes to school of unruly and disaffected pupils can be improved by having one or two hours of extra sport a week, research suggests. More...

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Item commenting on childhood adventures/ walking to school on BBC news this morning: More...

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Government initiative to fund residential breaks for disabled young people More...

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Management at PGL, the school adventure holidays company, have sold the business to camping group Holidaybreak for £100m — twice the amount paid in a management buyout less than two years ago. More...