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No ball games: life and play through the eyes of children across the UK

Celebrating the imagination and resourcefulness of young children across the UK by understanding the outdoor games they invent, inherit and play. The documentary was shot before Covid-19 changed their lives, and shifts from rural Wales to post-industrial Teesside and inner-city London. What challenges will these young people face in the aftermath of brutal funding cuts to youth services? How can their optimistic energy strengthen their resilience in these challenging times?

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    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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    I would spend hours playing “2 ball” against the wall of our home. Or “donkey” where you threw a ball against the wall and tried to jump over it as it dropped, the person queuing behind yo would catch it for their turn. No one ever broke a window.

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    Johnjanelle Santos

    Punishment judgement.

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