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Children should play near 'risky' cliffs and water to tackle obesity, MPs claim A new report recommends more 'potentially dangerous' play, including the possibility of getting lost, to tackle obesity and boost self-confidence in young peoplehttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11928835/Children-should-play-near-risky-cliffs-and-water-to-tackle-obesity-MPs-claim.html

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Final independent evaluation of Learning Away residentials published, identifying their impacts as well as what it is about the overnight stay that brings about such positive powerful outcomes for young people long after their return to school. - See more at: http://learningaway.org.uk/residentials/evidence/independent-evaluation-of-learning-away/#sthash.zXZGaoJy.dpuf

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Want to take a more balanced approach to risk? Here’s the tool you have been waiting for.


Tim Gill posted on the 12th November:

"Today marks a new phase in the move to a more balanced, thoughtful approach to risk management in children's play and learning, with the launch of a short, easy-to-use assessment tool."

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An LTL film in which Sir David Attenborough explains how schools in England are facing tough decisions to accommodate a sharp rise in pupils.  

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Research: School trips improve weaker pupils' writing

http://news.tes.co.uk/b/news/2014/05/21/school-trips-and-structured-writing-helps-secondary-students-catch-up-with-classmates.aspx A school trip to the zoo could help a struggling pupil to learn how to read or write, according to a new report.

 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/writing-about-my-day-at-the-zoo-can-help-a-childs-literacy-survey-finds-9413381.html It aims to encourage pupils to take ownership of their work and can be used to teach most genres of writing, including narrative writing. Memorable experiences, such as trips to local landmarks or visits from World War II veterans, were used as a focus for writing lessons.
http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/using-self-regulation-to-improve-writing/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is one of 4 project evaluations just published http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects/projects-a-z/?tile=3&ids=0|531|595|529|530
Not all the others appear to show such strong effects/impact
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http://projectwildthing.com/

Feature film coming out this weekend at a number of cinemas over the UK. More...