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Adventure Play in 70s East London P3

This article presents the third and final part of a case study interview with Tom Burns. In it, we discuss the role of a play-leader of an adventure playground and Tom’s advice for the setting...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom Burns Sandra Abegglen and David Blundell
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Adventure Play in 70s East London P2

This article presents the second part of a case study interview with Tom Burns. In it, we discuss early adventure pioneers and how Tom went about setting up an adventure playground.  Tom Burns works as a...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom Burns Sandra Abegglen and David Blundell
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Adventure Play in 70s East London P1

This article presents a case study interview with Tom Burns. We have interviewed Tom to find out how he got involved in adventure play, and what he thinks of the benefits and also challenges of...Read more
|Comment|author: Tom Burns Sandra Abegglen and David Blundell

The London Plan is just the start

Does the new London Plan, published last week by Mayor Sadiq Khan, herald a renewal of the UK capital’s commitments to become a genuinely child friendly city? Holly Weir, who worked on the plan for...Read more
|Comment|author: Holly Weir

London launches healthy streets plan

The Mayor of London has launched a new long-term plan, with ambitions to make London one of the best cities in the world for walking and cycling. Adrian Voce reports. At a special conference on 17...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

London Mayor calls for school car ban

The Mayor of London has called for cars to be banned from roads near schools in order to reduce air pollution. Adrian Voce reports. The Mayor of London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, has called for cars to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

London Mayor acts on air pollution

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s announcement of a limited pollution charge for some drivers in central London has received a mixed response from children’s health campaigners, reports Adrian Voce The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Is this London nursery the future for childcare?

The availability of affordable, high quality childcare is a major challenge for both families and government. In this extract from the Guardian, Juliet Rix investigates why an innovative community nursery in East London is attracting the interest...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Youth services in London cut by £22m

Youth services in London have had £22m cut from their budgets and lost more than a third of their staff over the last five years, according to figures provided to the Green Party. A series of Freedom...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

London: a city for all children?

A children’s voluntary sector event to co-ordinate a response to the Mayor of London’s new strategic vision has focused on the plight of London children living in poverty and the funding crisis facing children’s services...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce