Active Playtimes offers over 70 practical, easy-to-follow games and activities to help teachers and school assistants introduce constructive, positive physical play to playtimes. Playtimes are often a neglected part of the school day in terms of encouraging exercise and game playing. Break times account for 90% of bullying and fighting in schools. The structured activities and comprehensive introduction will give teachers and playground supervisors the information and inspiration they need. Each activity is clearly explained and illustrated, and the introduction is a comprehensive guide to organising and managing children at playtimes. Every staff room should have a well-thumbed copy!
Roger Hurn was a full-time teacher, deputy headteacher and headteacher from 1972 to 1996, covering the entire primary age range. From 1987 to 1988 he was the ILEA Teacher Fellow, lecturing students and practising teachers on various elements of primary education at Greenwich University. He then set up an educational software company and educational consultancy business and has acted in an advisory capacity to the Home Office and the Children's Directorate on how to promote a positive attitude in shcools.