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Love Outdoor Play

As a Mountain Leader, general outdoor nut and father, I think that playing and exploring outside spaces is an important part of learning and life.  My son (aged 1) and myself (aged 32) spent an hour yesterday exploring the communal gardens that surround our flat.  In fact, he took me for an adventure as I didn’t sway his decision making in any way.

 

This resulted in finding and watching a squirrel eat some nuts, the crossing of the gorge of doom and battling with the living tree of madness (it was windy!).

We at The Geography Collective support playing outside and will be launching a new campaign in September. This is our manifesto:

“Having the freedom to play outdoors improves the well-being of children and their communities.

Together, we are building a visible community to support reasonably safe exploration, adventure and play.

Wherever you see a Love Outdoor Play sticker, you’ll find people who welcome play and are looking out for young people.”

Find out more by reading this over at The Geography Collective Blog. Will there be a Play Patch near you?

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  1. Hi David

    I think this is a really positive campaign by the Geography Collective that's important for children of all ages.

    I think it was Tim Gill who made a wonderful thought provoking comment about children being outdoors...

    "children are disappearing from the outdoors at a rate that would make them top of any conservationist’s list of endangered species if they were any other member of the animal kingdom"

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  2. Hi Juliet,

    Thank you for your comment - it looks like we can count on your support?

    I also love that quote and may use it in a future post.

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