Life is fraught with danger. School playgrounds should be too

20 Mar 2018

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Posted By: SG   |   Source: The Guardian   |   URL: http://bit.ly/2ppgeph

 

It’s certainly true: we all face danger on a daily basis and there’s no hiding from it. What we can do, though, is be aware, be prepared and know as far as possible how to deal with it. We all want our children to be safe, but wrapping them in cotton wool risks causing other problems, and in any case it won’t work. We need to equip them to cope, and schools can/should play a big part in that, just as they prepare children for life in general.

  “A primary school in Essex has introduced bricks and saws into its playground to help children understand risk.” Shouldn’t it be praised rather than condemned?

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