Two schools in London are losing their playing fields, after the Education Secretary ignored his independent advisors to push through the closures.
After the Olympics, there is the argument that these playing fields are more important than ever to get children involved in sport.
The Mayor of London says it is vital to protect these areas, but could more than two in the capital be a risk in the future?
Nick Thatcher's report contains flash photography.
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