Therese Hoyle featured on BBC Radio Suffolk
During her time on the show, Therese spoke about the importance of teaching playground games to children and stated that if we don’t teach these old fashioned games, they will not get handed down from generation to generation.
Presenter Mark Murphy also spoke to Therese about his memories of playing outside in the street when he was a child and how he feels this is being lost. Therese used this opportunity to highlight that there are movements out there, such as ‘Playing Out’, a movement supporting anyone who wants children to be able to play out in the streets where they live. Therese then went on to discuss the recent poll, which has shown ¾ of 6-11 year olds spend less time outside, out of school hours, than the daily amount that is recommended for prison inmates by the United Nations.
The work that Therese carries out aims to ensure that playground games are passed down to future generations. Not only this, but Therese also helps to encourage more children to play outside and encourages parents, teachers and schools to continue to teach their children playground games, with the help of her books 101 Playground Games and 101 Wet Playtime Games and Activities.