Added Mar 15 2018

"Leah Morris, who manages the early years program at the school in Shoeburyness in southeast Britain ... says proudly, “We have fires, we use knives, saws, different tools,” all used under adult supervision. Indoors, scissors abound, and so do sharp-edged tape dispensers (“they normally only cut themselves once,” she says)." /europe/britain-playgrounds-risk.html

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March 15, 2018
    In Britain's Playgrounds, 'Bringing in Risk' to Build Resilience
    SHOEBURYNESS, England - Educators in Britain, after decades spent in a collective effort to minimize risk, are now, cautiously, getting into the business of providing it. Four years ago, for instance, teachers at the Richmond Avenue Primary and Nursery School looked critically around their campus and set about, as one of them put it, "bringing in risk."

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