50 things to do before you leave Ley Top Primary
Join us in promoting your child’s positive outdoor experiences, health and learning! Think of a memory of yourself playing as a child. Are you indoors or outside? Is there an adult present? The experiences we most value and remember are often those we enjoy outdoors.
In 2012 a report by the National Trust entitled ‘Natural Childhood’ highlighted how today’s children are losing touch with the natural world and the long term effect this can have on a child’s education and health. It found that fewer than 1 in 10 children play regularly in wild places and that time spent playing in parks, woods, and fields has reduced dramatically due to digital technology, lack of time and green spaces and also parental fears. In February 2016, a two year study funded by the government found 1 in 9 children in England have not set foot in a park, forest, beach or any other natural environment for at least 12 months. Being outdoors allows children to experience the wonders of nature and give them the chance to explore, face challenges and learn from them.
To encourage children to get outside and avoid losing touch with many classic experiences, pupil council have worked with staff to put together ’50 things to do before you leave Ley Top Primary school.’ Every child at Ley Top Primary School will receive a copy and can begin to tick off experiences they have engaged in so far (these experiences may have occurred at home or at school).
We hope you enjoy ’50 things to do before you leave Ley Top Primary School’ and if you have any ideas of other experiences that we could include, please let us know.