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Boys just want to have fun!

Boys just want to have fun! **Intermediate Level**


National and local EYFS outcomes continue to show that girls are outperforming boys. This course explores the reasons for this gender gap, the research behind it and how we can promote boy’s development more effectively.

It makes reference to research such as “The Lost Boys” – a report published in 2016 by Save The Children – and references such as the work of the Boys Development Project.

It will explore how to use the indoor and outdoor environment to promote boys fine motor development and to promote a love of writing through the creative use of resources and by following boys interests.


This course will provide practitioners with strategies to further engage boys in their learning in order to close the attainment gap between boys and girls and to engage boys in mark making and writing.
It will offer real life examples of how a group of practitioners have successfully closed the gender gap in their setting

A gap task will be given to be shared and reviewed in the second session.

Both sessions must be attended


By the end of this session practitioners will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between how boys and girls learn
  • Understand the differences between boys and girls early physical and language development
  • Have a range of strategies which utilise boys’ fascinations and learning preferences as their starting points
  • To plan an enabling environment which will engage boys
  • Have explored how to promote boys’ mark making and early writing skills in particular

Booking Information

Please note, you will be charged 100% of the course cost seven days before the course start date

Free parking is available onsite

Refreshments will be provided.


All EYFS and Play Practitioners

09 Jan 2020 18:30 - 20:30

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Early Years and Childcare Training
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Date and Time

09 Jan 2020 18:30 - 20:30


Sale West Conference Centre, 120 Manor Avenue, Sale M33 5JX


Emma Newton
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