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Let Children Play

Reduce 'schoolificatifon' of children.    Experts are calling on the government to  think afresh about childhood beyond the narrow lens of academic attainment and bring a halt to the increasing “schoolification” of young lives (The Guardian, 23rd April). This follows from the advice a group of experts on Twitter called #playfirstuk in a paper advising Gavin Williamson to allow schools to plan more time for play rather than 'catching-up' with academic work. The paper states that they 'make a number of evidence-based recommendations designed to support children’s social and emotional wellbeing'.

By: Mike Aylen

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