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School Break Times & Young People’s Social Lives in England

In this lunchtime webinar, PEDAL was joined by Dr Ed Baines from the UCL’s Institute of Education.

School breaktimes are important social play settings for children and young people. In the past decade there have been changes to schools and education in England, reports of increases in structured school clubs, and concerns about school food, exercise, wellbeing, independence of movement and reduced opportunities for playful social interaction with peers. However, little recent data is available about children’s social lives in school over this period.

Following similar surveys in 1995 and 2006, the Nuffield Foundation funded Breaktime and Social life in Schools (BaSiS) project reports on a national survey undertaken in 2017 of school breaktimes, children’s views on school breaks and their social lives in and outside of school. The BaSiS survey provides a snapshot of school life in terms of breaktimes in 2017 as well as reflections on changes since 1995 and 2006.

This webinar was recorded on 16 June 2021.

School Break Times & Young People's Social Lives in England

Click here to watch the webinar via our YouTube channel.