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The Conservatives said today they would free schools from the fear of being sued by tackling the "compensation culture" they say is ruining children's lives. Trips have become a particularly thorny area for schools, thanks to the potential for accidents and angry parents taking legal action as a result. More...

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Climbing the wall
Diary of a primary school teacher More...

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CITY CHILDREN are more likely to go on school trips than their rural counterparts. Research shows rural schools on average offer 10.8 trips in key stage 4, compared with 13.7 offered by town and city schools. More...

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The Myth: Kids must wear goggles to play conkers
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English Outdoor Councils Lobby Documents More...

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The Bristol Climbing Centre courses aim to develop the whole person. Jo McCready explains their teaching philosophy and describes their work with more able students More...

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Launch of a new foundation More...

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It was good to hear Gordon Brown recognise that orienteering is one of the ‘wider ... More...

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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...