The Case for Play in Schools

Loose Parts Play, Policy, Practice, Report, Research, Research & Data Collection
About This Project

The UK-based Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) project released a literature review on academic evidence that can inform OPAL’s approach to play in schools. The report discusses the value of playtime in schools, in terms of monetary, intrinsic (children’s enjoyment), and instrumental (play’s value for things other than play itself), with the ultimate goal of improving playtimes, making support and resources for play better and supporting schools for longer.


Read the full report here.