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Child's Play: How Children Learn

Phoebe Doyle

17th July, 2012

They need to play; we buy them toys. But education writer Phoebe Doyle thinks you might just be wasting your money, and your children’s time more...
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Using bike-powered theatre to communicate climate change

Claire Baylis

15th April, 2010

Every summer a team of cyclists set off across Britain stopping along the way to perform an eco-themed play to schools, festivals and communities. Welcome to the Otesha Project... more...
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Shredding tyres: sustainable or health risk?

Ecologist

22nd June 2009

Leaked documents show that the US Environmental Protection Agency has launched an inquiry into the health risks of tyre chippings more...
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Parents want to keep children indoors, survey says

News

5th June, 2007

43 per cent of parents won’t let their children play outside until they are aged 14, a new survey suggests. more...
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School Uniformity

Rachel Ragg

22nd September, 2006

The exuberance of childhood celebrated in books such as Just William is now frowned upon as inappropriate behaviour, resulting in more and more children being prescribed behavioural drugs. Rachel Ragg investigates more...
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Let Our Children Roam Free

Tim Gill

23rd September, 2005

Fear of traffic risks and ‘stranger danger’ are holding our children captive indoors. For the sake of their health and development, and for the environment they will one day need to protect, we have to find ways of getting them into the wild. more...

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