They're here because they like it

21st February 2003 at 00:00
It is sometimes assumed children will run as far as they can from the classroom once the bell goes at the end of the day but at out-of-school clubs 74 per cent say they like being there.

Favourite indoor activities are arts and crafts, board games, gym and football. Favourite outdoor pursuits are football, other sports and games, and visiting the park.

Children like to meet friends, play sport, take part in games and make their own snacks. But only one in three does their homework or asks for help with it. One child told the researchers: "I would prefer to do it up on the moon."

Half the children said they received education about relationships and respect for others at both the school and club. Some liked the space and freedom of the club, others thought the building was very poor.

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