Last week, when I read Erling Kagge’s beautiful book ‘Walking – one step at a time’, I was shocked and (strangely) not surprised to discover the answer.
3/4 of English children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates in the same country.
While we’re complaining about the condition of convicts, we’re subjecting our children to circumstances that are conceivably worse.
I know I’m caught up in the hyperbole of this – and there’s no way our children are worse off than prisoners – but that statistic really struck a chord with me.
What can we do to change this?
I don’t know the answer. But I know we need to talk about it and explore possibilities.
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