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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.

Fear stops play
Wednesday, 01 August 2012

Fear of strangers, traffic and lack of confidence to avoid hurting oneself means children do not play outside - the only free place obesity, healthy lifestyles and diabetes can be tackled! 

Almost half (49%) of parents report that fear of strangers stops their children from playing out, while 46% say traffic and almost a third (31%) highlight fear of accidents and injuries as barriers to outdoor play.

The findings of the survey have been released today as an estimated half-a-million children and families nationwide celebrate Playday - the national day for play in the UK - held this year on Wednesday 1st August. Around 500 community events are taking place across the UK to celebrate 25 years of the campaign, which raises awareness about children's right to play and the importance of play for children's health, wellbeing and happiness. For children, playing and exercise is the same thing and getting outdoors in the fresh air is most definitely conducive to both.

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Spirit of Adventure
Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Dewsbury man's adventure award for microlight adventure

Dave Sykes
David Sykes flew over 20 countries in his microlight to reach Australia. "Much easier than in my wheelchair!"

A paraplegic from West Yorkshire, David Sykes flew his microlight from the UK to Australia and was awarded this trophy for "the spirit of adventure". The Royal Automobile Club awarded the Segrave Trophy for the three-month trip - "An outstanding demonstration of transportation by land, air or water".

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