Skateboarding Safety

Skateboarding Safety Introduction It should be appreciated that skateboarding is an exciting sport and that accidents will occasionally occur. RoSPA will normally Risk Assess all skate parks as being high risk. That does not mean that we do not approve of them, just that we recognise that accidents are going to occur. Accidents Whilst acknowledging…

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Garden Trampoline Safety Advice

Garden Trampoline Safety Advice This page contains advice for home and garden trampolines only. Click here to visit the commercial trampoline parks page. Trampolining is both a popular grass-roots activity and an elite, Olympic-level sport. At the grass-roots level, garden trampolines provide a relatively inexpensive source of enjoyment as well as aerobic activity for thousands of young…

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Top ten tips to support language development

Top ten tips to support language development A child’s ability to communicate defines them. It is one of the ways they are judged and measured by others and the means by which they forge relationships. Credit: NadyaEugene/Shutterstock.com It is well documented that the ability to communicate verbally is linked to a child’s well-being and confidence…

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6 surprising health benefits

The Dirt on Gardening 6 surprising health benefits Relaxation, fitness, family fun, delicious food—sounds like a dream vacation at an all-inclusive resort. But believe it or not, this can all be found in a simple backyard garden. Gardening supplies a total-body workout, allows us to reap what we’ve sowed, and provides an opportunity to reconnect…

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Three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates – survey

Three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates. Time spent playing in parks, woods and fields has shrunk dramatically due to lack of green spaces, digital technology and parents’ fears A fifth of children did not play outside at all on an average day, the poll found. Three-quarters of UK children spend…

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Scotland’s Play Charter

Scotland’s Play Charter This is Scotland’s Play Charter.  It describes our collective commitment to play for all children and young people. The Play Charter builds on the Scottish Government’s Play Strategy for Scotland and the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) approach to supporting children, young people and their families. The Play Charter is…

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