The DfE recently stepped into this debate.
The official DfE Passport can be downloaded here.
Today we’ve launched #MyActivityPassport - a list of activities designed to boost your child’s confidence and curiosity as well as develop skills for life. Start the New Year pursuing new interests together as a family: https://t.co/HwnekVDtgK pic.twitter.com/C7F7kqutAn— DfE (@educationgovuk) December 29, 2018
Back in 2006, Daniel Raven Ellison and I developed Mission:Explore to deal with this sort of issue, and I think we undoubtedly did this far better
Here's a few comments on what we produced...
"Mission:Explore is cool, exciting and just plain fun!" National Geographic
"Mission:Explore is like bringing along a nanny with endless patience and a James Bond fixation" The Sunday Times
Mission:Explore National Parks is our most recent book, and was produced in association with the National Park authorities.
This got some good feedback from people including Julia Bradbury and Steve Backshall.
"What a wonderful resource! Mission:Explore and the National Parks have developed a really imaginative way of re-engaging children with nature. Through its wacky drawings and irreverent tone, this book effectively gets across a fundamental truth: exploring our natural world is FUN!"
Nick Gardner, Project Dirt
Finally, some people are already suggesting that the official DfE list will be monetised, or used for additional performance management of teachers - not its original purpose.
The Activity Passport hashtag has also been busy
Ed Sec Damien Hind's 'activity passport' could be supported if it was a fully-funded curriculum initiative to replace SATs, but until it is, I offer my own activities to aid students ditching their educational ennui #activitypassport #ditchgadgets #damienhinds #getcreative pic.twitter.com/386oMZHx9z— Mike Ferguson (@omahaglenn) December 29, 2018