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The Campaign seeks to show that life is best approached in a spirit of exploration, adventure and enterprise; to influence and better inform attitudes towards risk; to build wider recognition that chance, unforeseen circumstances and uncertainty are inescapable features of life and that absolute safety is unachievable; and to demonstrate that sensible education and preparation enable an appropriate balance to be achieved between risk & safety and achievement & opportunity.

Adventure & Play - Source of Life
Sunday, 15 September 2019

A movement afoot brings “adventure” back into play....

The information age has ushered in an era of fear about children’s well-being, shifting norms heavily towards constant oversight and nearly impossible standards of safety. One casualty of that trend has been the playground, which has become mind-numbingly standard-issue—with the same type of plastic swing sets and slides—designed to minimize harm, rather than maximize enjoyment.

Over the last few years, however, pushback against the overly sanitized playground has grown considerably, with new research supporting the importance of play—especially unstructured play—for early childhood development. Critics also argue that concerns about actual harm are overstated.

Read more here: https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/08/can-risky-playgrounds-take-over-the-world/565964/

 
Education Minister -Invites Routes to Character
Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Secretary of State for Education,  Damian Hinds, has invited interested parties to input their knowledge of Character and Resilience ready for a special group to review and advise his ministry. The final date is 5th July

The chair of the Character Advisory Group, Ian Bauckham, is seeking views on the development of character and resilience in young people. 

This consultation is being held on [See below]

This consultation closes at
11:45pm on 5 July 2019

 

Full press release:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/character-and-resilience-call-for-evidence?utm_source=df4d72b4-d4cf-45cb-b996-efd98c38c207&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

Consultation:

https://consult.education.gov.uk/character-citizenship-cadets-team/character-and-resilience-a-call-for-evidence/

Membership of Character Advisory Group

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/character-education-advisers-revealed-in-bid-to-boost-childrens-resilience/

 

 

 
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