Play in schools

Play England produced a short film that explores how high-quality play facilities in primary schools can help to improve children’s academic performance and enjoyment of school.

The film’s key message is that learning through play is a part of good teaching; reinforcing the Charter for Children’s Play statement that: ‘Children at school need time and space to play’.

The four-minute film, featuring news presenter Louisa Preston, was shown at the Education Show 2009 to wide range of delegates from the schools looking for ideas to improve their learning environments.

Shot on location at the innovative London primary school, St John The Baptist in Hoxton, and Evergreen Adventure Playground in Hackney, the film features comment from those who have had a key role in ensuring the success of both projects.