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Imaginative Play Playing Schools

Dramatic Play, Imaginary Play and Quiet Play

Children will sometimes 'play schools', even when they are at school, in their own free time.


At School 10

Players: 3-5
Age: 12
Props: paper, pens, tables, pencils, school library

A group of girls had organised themselves into playing schools. One was chosen to be a teacher and she authentically filled this role, from developing a roster to setting projects to marking and making and giving out awards. They play this game in the library on Monday and Tuesday only, as this is when the library is open to the children. On Wednesday the 'teacher' takes her students on an excursion ( into the playground ).

On this particular day, two of the students weren't present in the class, as they had been bullying the others and the teacher told them not to come to lessons.

The girls have been playing this game for the past 4 weeks.

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