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We like: 'Playing Out' article by Caiden Clift wins The Young Journalist Prize, 24.11.17
Caiden Clift, winner of Young Journalist Prize

The Guardian Foundation, Learn2Think Foundation and The Week Junior combine to create the first journalism competition for 8 - 11 year olds. One of the two winning articles was written by Caiden Clift on the subject of outdoor play and how children's independence to explore the outdoors has changed.

'Playing Out'

'New information from policy studies institute has revealed that there has been a dramatic decrease in children’s independence over the past 40 years. The study shows that only 25% of primary aged children are allowed to travel home from school alone compared to 86% in 1971 and that just 10% of 7 year olds have the freedom to play out in their local neighbourhood compared to 50% 40 years ago.

I believe it is very important that we take steps to encourage parents to allow their children more freedom.'

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Article source: The Guardian website