23 Jun 2021

Supporting teachers to bring play back into the classroom

From Nine To Noon, 11:37 am on 23 June 2021

Sarah Aiono is a teacher and in-school consultant on a mission to bringing more play into the primary school classroom.

She's founded Longworth Education, a company which supports teachers to incorporate more play into the school day.

She says the value of play as a learning tool can be misunderstood but it's vital for children to develop their critical, creative, innovative and problem-solving skills.

Kathryn speaks with Longworth Education's chief executive and co-director Sarah Aiono.

Kid playing with coloured blocks

Maximising potential is about learning through mistakes. Photo: Public domain