Grounds for Learning (GfL) the Scottish school grounds charity has carried out research into play in secondary schools. Funded by the Scottish Government via the Go2Play fund at Inspiring Scotland, these reports lay out a clear messages about the value of play for our adolescents in secondary school.
The project set out to understand the value of play in secondary schools – how do pupils benefit from good play and relaxation at break? In the process researchers spoke to Scottish schools to understand the current provision, opportunities and challenges. Finally the researchers looked in Scotland and beyond for inspiring ideas to improve play provision in our secondary schools.
Grounds for Learning is now looking for partners who wish to take this project forward, and lead changes in a number of Scottish secondary schools. To view the research and for further information on the project and how to get involved click here.