School Outdoor Learning has shared an interview with Tim Gill (15 August 2022) on this topic. This is available in text format and an audio link. Tim refers to play in school time and in local neighbourhoods, with a cultural shift towards over-protection.
New educational resources for the senior phase are now available on Education Scotland’s Water Safety page. Water Safety Scotland is hosting a water safety open day on 25 July. This event is to mark the World Health Organisation’s second annual Drowning Prevention Day. Find out more.
How can organised outdoor spaces compensate for children’s lack of risk and challenge in everyday life? Nursery World (March 29, 2022) explores this topic, with input from the Forest School Association. Sara Knight explores Forest School perspective on risk in this Early Education article .
Child in the City (12 November 2021) share this new guidance document from Play Wales, written by Tim Gill. It is designed to set out ‘why a balanced, thoughtful approach to managing risks in children’s play is needed’. It also aims to give an overview of risk-benefit assessment (RBA).
This article in The Guardian (16 August 2021) explores the benefits of “free-range parenting”, providing children with more freedom to play outdoors, in the context of our increasingly risk-averse society.