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Play expert warns of 'Manx Boy Crisis'

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Isle of Play CEO voices concern

A play expert in the Isle of Man is warning that we are facing what he calls the 'Manx Boy Crisis.'

Chris Gregory is the chief executive of Isle of Play - a charity which promotes, provides and advocates for opportunities for all children on the Island to fulfil their ‘Right to Play’. 

He says over the past 18-months children have been referred to them from schools for one-to-one support for a range of issues and, without exception, all the referrals have been boys.

Mr Gregory says it can be controversial to talk about the differences between girls and boys but believes it's something which does need to be addressed:

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