It seems that the education progressivists from Northern Ireland have been snubbed in reference to their precious “early years enriched curriculum” project by their Welsh colleagues. This may be because of the politics involved.

The announcement made no reference to Northern Ireland

So no kudos for Glenda Walsh then. 

 The announcment of an outdoors play based curriculum is described as a first. It clearly proved ineffective on the Shankill Road and other areas of north Belfast.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7592406.stm

Of course measurement of outcomes for the Welsh children will be years away. If it is anything like the Northern Ireland experiment it will result in poor outcomes and potential harm.

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