The Importance of Play & Playgrounds for all Children

Reports show that some pupils are finding unstructured playground play and socialisation difficult post-Covid. Many schools are having huge problems in the playground. Play is crucial to children’s wellbeing, resilience and ability to learn, with play laying the foundations for literacy, communication and spontaneity.

Jenny will highlight key common issues that are found in playgrounds currently and ways of encouraging healthy, active play, good communication between supervisors and children and ideas that children can help to take responsibility for their behaviour and support the problem-solving process to finding solutions to playground issues.

Jenny Mosley

Education Consultant & Author