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Play Sufficiency Assessment the Ludicology Approach

Wales is the first country in the world to legislate for children’s play through the introduction of the Play Sufficiency Duty requiring all Welsh local authorities to assess and secure sufficient play opportunities for children in their areas. In the winter months of 2012/13 Mike and Ben, in their respective roles with Wrexham Council and Glyndwr University, led on the completion of the local authority’s first play sufficiency assessment.

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Evaluating the effects of loose parts play on physical activity in school children

The findings of our research from Wrexham Council’s first Play Sufficiency Assessment had resulted in a recommendation to improve the opportunities for play children had in Schools. Continue reading…


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Evaluation of a Regional Play Project

In his previous role with Glyndwr University, Ben was asked to help evaluate the impact of a long-term play project that was to be delivered across three counties and within several local communities. Continue reading…


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Play in Schools Evaluation Toolkit

Wrexham Council’s Play Development Team (managed by Mike) were intending to deliver a pilot project aim at introducing loose parts play to school playgrounds, however they didn’t have the funds to commit to a full evaluation service. Continue reading…