WA schools resort to bans on playground games and sport to combat early student drop-offs

By Rebecca Carmody

The school year is barely three weeks in, but already the organisation representing primary school principals in WA has a message for parents — stop dropping your children off early.

Nature Play WA, which aims to increase the amount of time children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature, said it did not blame schools for the situation because they had limited resources and competing priorities.

But CEO Griffin Longley said he hoped they would be open to discussing the matter with concerned parents to come up with workable solutions so that children do not miss out.

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