The Education and Inspections Act 2006 introduces a new duty on local authorities to secure access for young people in their area to sufficient positive leisure-time activities . Image credit: UK Parliament http://www.flickr.com/photos/uk_parliament/2713158495/
Educational leisure-time activities ’ include but are not limited to homework or special interest clubs; out of school hours coaching in artistic, sporting or other physical activities; and learning opportunities available through facilities offering residential, weekend or holiday-time services . Volunteering activity will also fall within this category of activity; where young people gain valuable non-formal educational benefits from the experience. Image credit: gabork http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabork/6855740/
Image credit: grange 85 http://www.flickr.com/photos/grange85/32023485/ ‘ Recreational leisure-time activities ’ include but are not limited to sports and informal physical activities, as well as cultural activities including music, performing and visual arts and self-directed learning in a museum or gallery.