The UK has a rich history of supporting free play in outdoor spaces, usually known as adventure playgrounds. Engage for Education is a Scottish group that is looking for opinions from the public about different facets of education, and they use the feedback they gather to try and initiate change within the government. They recently posted a piece that Juliet wrote on free play.
She talks about so many things that are missing from education: open-ended play, reflection time, inquiry, and nature. She also addresses the link between natural, open-ended play and behavioral issues. She shares the perfect quote from Play England:
Head over to Engage For Education to read Juliet's piece, and perhaps to join the conversation!