Film screening – Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a heated debate

Guest blog, by Laura Hetherington Growing up in a small working-class village community in rural Derbyshire I took for granted the immense adventure playground on my doorstep: the woods I roamed with my sister, the fields in which we picked armfuls of buttercups and looked for toads, the hedges we made our dens, the stream … Continue reading

A night with the stars

A guest post by Sue Palmer. It’s not often I get invited to introduce a film premiere – in fact, it’s never happened to me before, so I felt very honoured.  Granted this premiere was to take place in a field in late October, but it did sound like the perfect venue for Project Wild … Continue reading

Project Wild Thing launches today!

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A major new feature length documentary film Project Wild Thing has been launched today and will be showing at Picturehouse and independent cinemas across the country. This inspirational film, directed by and starring David Bond (Erasing David) and produced by Ashley Jones (Green Lions), takes a witty, touching and frank look at the complex issue of why … Continue reading

Greater expectations are needed for outdoor play

At the end of August, the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) launched Greater Expectations – a new report   showing that children, especially those growing up in poverty, are getting a worse deal now than just two generations ago. There are 1 million more children growing up in poverty than there were in 1971. And those who are … Continue reading

Street Play – helping communities reconnect with streets

Today we are very proud to announce a three year partnership between Play England, Playing Out, London Play and Bristol University to get kids out playing in their streets, neighbourhoods and the spaces near where they live. This programme is backed by the Department of Health as part of its drive to help children and … Continue reading

Could you be part of the Wildthing revolution?

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Calling all Love Outdoor Play supporters! Could you help kickstart a documentary all about getting kids outside to play? Please click through to the Kickstarter page now! I can’t quite figure out how to embed the BRILLIANT video, but here is a picture of it: Can you help the pledges go up? Go on, you … Continue reading