Playtime revolution!

Playtime Revolution is our free training resource for schools who want to improve their pupils experiences in the school playground. You can organise a series of your own twilight events, or a full in-service training day, and complete the course as a staff team..

Alternatively we can facilitate a Playtime Revolution course for your school or cluster - find out more here

Playtime Revolution Training Resources

Playtime revolution workbook

This resource has 11 sections, each of which covers a particular aspect or type of outdoor play provision.

Each section has a short film, accompanied by some discussions questions and links to other useful online resources. You can download the workbook here

Each training session should take around 30 – 60 minutes to complete, depending on how talkative you are!

There is space in each section to record you notes and thoughts. Doing this will help you to turn your discussion and learning into planning.

The video's are all located in order below, hosted on YouTube.

We realise that not all schools can access youtube. We can supply the video's via Dropbox, on a CD or memory stick if required. Please contact us on gfl@ltl.org.uk for more information.


Playtime revolution - The value of play.01 The value of play in schools

Explore how outdoor play can support your children’s learning and development and begin to think about how your school could enrich playtimes.

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Playtime revolution - The role of adults.02 The role of adults

The kind of play that we are looking at in this series is about what happens when you create a wide range of possibilities and then let children take control of their own activity.  What is the role of supervisory staff in supporting and nurturing this kind of play?

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Playtime revolution - Construction03 Construction

A look at how everyday materials like planks, logs, crates and tarpaulins can provide rich opportunities for playful construction.

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Playtime revolution - Wet and wintry weather04 Wet and wintry weather

We live in Scotland! How can wet and wintry weather become an opportunity for outdoor play rather than a problem?

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Playtime revolution - physical literacy05 Physical Literacy

Explore how better school playgrounds and play times  can foster the movement skills that are necessary for developing competence across a wide range of sports and for becoming an active and healthy adult.

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Playtime revolution - risk in play.06 RIsk in play

The kind of play that we are looking at in this series is about what happens when you create a wide range of possibilities and then let children take control of their own activity.  What is the role of supervisory staff in supporting and nurturing this kind of play?

View the video 6a here

View video 6b here


Playtime revolution - water play07 Water play

Find out how water play in schools can create endless opportunities for experimenting, engineering, measuring, problem solving, teamwork, physical activity – and a lot of fun.

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Playtime revolution - Den building and hiding08 Den building and hiding

The kind of play that we are looking at in this series is about what happens when you create a wide range of possibilities and then let children take control of their own activity.  What is the role of supervisory staff in supporting and nurturing this kind of play?

View the video here


Playtime revolution - sand play09 Sand

There’s a long tradition of providing sand play for children in the early years but recently primary schools have started to recognize the value of sand play for older children. Discover how children are benefitting and how schools are dealing with the practicalities.

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Playtime revolution - small world10 Small world play

Children are universally drawn to creating their own miniature worlds using whatever materials and prompts come to hand. Explore how this might be one of the cheapest and simplest ways that you could enrich play in your school.

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Playtime revolution - building support and keeping it going11 Building support and keeping it going

Having watched these films, hopefully you’re now feeling inspired and have some ideas that you want to take forward in your school. Like any change, developing your play provision will benefit from some careful planning and thinking. In this final clip, we look at some simple ideas to help ensure success.

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Not sure or would like more advice? We can help!

We can visit your school to advise you on how to improve your play spaces and to provide training and support for your staff. Find out about our advisory visit service here and our training support here or contact us to discuss about how we can help.

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