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July 27, 2015

On Playday there will be more chances to get outdoors and play as well as some special screenings of the film…

Love Outdoor Play

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 we damned in so many different ways, the trees we climbed to hide from the farmer who didn’t like us trespassing on his land, the different routes we found around the village to escape the stones the big boys would throw at us.

This is the sort of childhood many of my generation will remember whether it be roaming parks and canals in cities or the fields and woods of the countryside. There were no mobile phones to aid our communication and very few of us wore watches yet we still managed to meet up…

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