Funder: Heritage Lottery
Today it is cars and digital devices getting in the way of children’s play. But in 1914 it was DORA (aka the Defence of the Realm Act), a far-reaching piece of legislation that took effect within days of Britain entering the First World War and prevented kite flying, whistling and feeding the birds.
In 2016 this fascinating Heritage Lottery Funded project saw London Play working in primary schools across London, exploring how the draconian restrictions affected children’s play. Watch the film below, check out the teachers’ resources here or dip into the blog posts (further) below.