50 Things To Do Before You Leave Primary School

50 Things To Do Before You Leave Primary School

We have worked with the School Council to create a list of ‘50 things to do before you leave primary school’. We feel this list helps to promote: positive play, outdoor experiences, life skills and enjoyment. There are so many experiences that contribute to a child’s education many of which are free and on your door step.

In 2012 a report by the National Trust entitled ‘Natural childhood’ highlighted how today’s children are losing touch with the natural world and the long term effect this can have on a child’s education and health. It found that fewer than 1 in 10 children play regularly in wild places and that time spent playing in parks, woods, and fields has reduced dramatically due to digital technology, lack of time and green spaces and also parental fears.

In February 2016, a two year study funded by the government found 1 in 9 children in England have not set foot in a park, forest, beach or any other natural environment for at least 12 months. We are so fortunate to live in an area in which parks, beaches and forests are so close by.

The list of ’50 things to do by the time you leave primary school’ will be sent home at the start of each school holiday as a reminder to you and your child what you could be doing while your child is not at school. We would encourage you to tick off the activities as you have done them.