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Free learning support at Viennese schools

In order to provide equal opportunities for all children, the City of Vienna launched the “Förderung 2.0“ programme in 2014. It offers free learning support for pupils aged 6 to 14 years and thereby reduces the parents’...Read more
|Comment|author: Daniela Ecker-Stepp

War and poverty threaten a billion children

More than one billion children, many of whom live in city slums, are threatened by conflict, poverty or discrimination against girls, says Save the Children. The global charity’s new report, The Many Faces of Exclusion, looks at...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Policy for play needs a long-term approach

In this second part of an adaptation of his presentation to the Child in the City international seminar in London last month, Adrian Voce suggests that creating optimum conditions for children to play as their...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Play sufficiency is a question of spatial justice

Wales is the first country in the world to legislate specifically for children’s play. In this latest in our series of interviews to coincide with today’s conference on Children’s Play in the Urban Environment, Mike Barclay and Ben...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

New playwork body to launch at London event

The Playwork Foundation, the new membership body for playwork practitioners, is launching a membership scheme at an event in London next month.  The Playwork Foundation has announced a launch event to be held at Goldsmiths University of...Read more
|Comment|author: Karen Benjamin

IPA conference highlights play sector challenges

In the second part of this reflection on themes of the IPA world conference in Calgary, Robin Sutcliffe identifies funding cuts and parental anxiety as major obstacles to the aspirations of play advocates, leaving providers...Read more
|Comment|author: Robin Sutcliffe

Look back in play – part 1

Uncovering a stash of unseen photographs took landscape architect Maisie Rowe back to her childhood – and forward to a meditation on the importance of spaces for play. Over four parts, she tells the story...Read more
|Comment|author: Maisie Rowe