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Many of the stories of things that have been stopped by health and safety are actually myths or excuses which add to the confusion. More...

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Articles from LOTC newsletter now available on Teachernet:
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It includes a focus on the historic environment as a learning resource and on the issues faced by the sector in relation to the skills of the workforce. More...

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Growing up is a risky business. From the moment of birth children face an array of hazards and challenges, most of which they overcome or deal with successfully - but some of which they do not. How much safer can we make children’s lives, and should making them as safe as possible always be our goal?
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Youngsters are missing out on their childhood because we over-protect them, a child play expert claims.
A reluctance to let children take risks could stop them developing vital skills needed to protect themselves, he adds. More...

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Marcus Bailie, Head of Inspection, the Adventure Activities Licensing Service.
On whether we mean risk or challenge. More...

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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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