Scottish parents say yes to risk, mud and rain play in school playgrounds.

18 January 2011

A recent survey by the Scottish Parent Teacher Council reveals overwhelming parental support for ‘risky play’ in school playgrounds, more opportunities for wet weather and snow play, tolerance for wet and muddy clothes and support for shrubby spaces for children to hide from adult supervisors.

Parents also indicated high levels of willingness to help their school to develop better outdoor play, through fund raising and contributing their own ideas, expertise and labour.

Using parental concern as a reason for a restrictive attitude to outdoor play and learning is beginning to look like an empty excuse. Read the full survey below.

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