Outdoor Play and Learning
Winter OPAL Challenge
We’ve launched a new OPAL Challenge, details below . . .
The HSE (Health and Safety Executive) promotes risky play!
It is always a slight worry to parents and to staff who work with children when they are engaged in what could be described as ‘risky play’. We are programmed to try and stop anything which poses any kind of risk. Recent research has shown that this is not preparing our children to make their own risk assessments and overcome problems and challenges. The HSE agrees with this, stating that play which carries some risk is not only allowed but should be actively encouraged. Children, by law, have the right to play.