In 2019, 535,690 from 72 nations played. In his , Peter Gray clearly argues the case that today's kids do not grow up playing and this has negatively impacted them in many ways It's time we return the gift of play to this generation.
Students were given the provocations:
- Playing is serious business!
- Play without rules is war!
- I get to choose who and what I am when l play.
This morning we put ourselves on a continuum. We were asked the provocation, "Playing is a serious business!"
We were amazed with what the kids came up with...
Nye: I don’t think that playing is serious because you are usually imagining so nothing seems serious it seems more like fun.
Izar: I played with Toby (the teddy bear) and got him really dirty. I played cops and robbers. I did a walk & talk ( it is when we just walk & talk.)
Nuala: I made a fort with my friends then it fell on us. We made a wolf den and played wolves. Nicola pretended to be a squirrel and Molly, the wolf, chased her. Then she tried to hide in a fort that she found. She didn't fit properly then she discovered that she was in the wolf den and was surrounded by all of the wolves.
Evie: I learnt how to share my toys and other people learnt how to share their toys back.
Kate: I was surprised with all the different games that people played.