Do YOU get enough time to play?


23rd October 2020

WE’RE working with the LEGO Foundation to look at the importance of learning through play.

Although play is obviously fun, it can also help us to develop vital life skills like creativity, teamwork and problem solving.

However, many people are worried that pupils don’t get enough time to learn through play at school or at home, so we want to ask you and your parents/guardians what benefits you think you would get if your schoolwork and homework included more opportunities for learning through play.

Answer the poll below, then ask your parents what they think about play becoming a bigger part of your schoolwork, and let us know what they say in the comments below!


What do you think the benefits would be if play was part of all your lessons at school and in more of your homework?

Created with the support of the LEGO Foundation


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i.q.t.pup · 2 years ago


caravanner · 2 years ago

My mum said - playing shouldn't stop in school once you get to year 2 and you start doing more complex work, there should be a set aside lesson each day where kids can build, colour, make things to keep them engaged and creative. Even high schools should allow at least half a hour a day for kids to play a game or make a model that isn't included in art lessons and isn't structured so they can choose what to do themselves. Most kids learn more by doing hands on activities than work based.

marmoty100 · 2 years ago

I want to learn MORE!

toodles · 2 years ago

I already play enough

toodles · 2 years ago

That is my answer

emoji4172 · 2 years ago

If play was part of my lessons at school I would want to learn more and would be less likely to get bored.

hancarp77 · 2 years ago

I think we should always do something creative in school, even if that’s writing a story or colouring in. School wouldn’t be fun if it was just work, work, work.

sandwichbo · 2 years ago

Many of my friends enjoy more play styles of learning. I learn the most through role play activities because it’s what I enjoy.

izzylottie · 2 years ago

I would connect more with my family if homework was more play based.

luigi55 · 2 years ago


cupcakejk · 2 years ago

Playing is for everyone whether you are a baby or a 50 yr old adult

opalstar · 2 years ago

I think I might be more engaged because you get to do something new and you'll be interested and want to be more creative.

lobsters98 · 2 years ago

LOVEPLAYING I always feel more creative and imaginative while and after playing

panda89 · 2 years ago

This would be great! It would do all of the above 4 me

fierygirl · 2 years ago

I get enough time to get closer to my bestie during playtime.

badgehuff · 2 years ago

‘Lego play’ should be part of schools’ daily rota.

fox64 · 2 years ago

I have between 1-5 pieces of homework each night, meaning I don't get enough relaxing time as I used to. I try to rewind as soon as I'm done, or after tea.

fox64 · 2 years ago

I think Lego should be a subject in school.

roseninja · 2 years ago


sushiroll9 · 2 years ago

I LOVE to play we should have time to play in school like build models and science circuits-I have one at home and I love it.

luigi55 · 1 year ago

I would like to learn how to ride a 2 wheels scooter

katkid10 · 1 year ago

toodles, I totally agree I play games instead of my work. XD

rhubarbf · 1 year ago

Playing in school, as a lesson. That would be great, maybe even schooling heaven

weirdcat · 1 year ago

Hm........I'm home educated, and that already is part of my learning - playing with other home ed kids.