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In pictures: Playground games

Boy playing elastics

Jumping in and out of elastics at knee-height....

Boy playing elastics

...is not always as easy as it looks!

Children playing with parachute game

Children learn to play together using this 'parachute'.

Boy and girl carrying out hand-clapping routing

Hand-clap games can improve co-ordination, memory and sociability.

Boys on inflatable hoppers

The brightly-coloured hoppers are a popular choice with pupils

Education Minister Jane Davidson with pupil on parallel boards

A co-ordinated approach is very important in politics - and the playground, as Education Minister Jane Davidson discovers.

Children playing with long skipping rope.

Skipping, one of the oldest childhood games, is great for a quick work-out.


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