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Play Matters – The Pros And Cons Of Using Technology For Play

PlayBoard NI is delighted to be working in partnership with the Department of Education on their exciting Play Matters programme. The campaign aims to ensure that policy makers, practitioners and parents understand that play is a vital part of childhood and is necessary for children and young people’s overall

2018-05-14T13:36:56+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Children’s Minister announces £1.7m funding boost for play in Wales

Councils across Wales have received £1.7m from the Welsh Government to expand and improve play opportunities for children and young people, the Minister for Children, Huw Irranca-Davies has announced. Wales was the first country in the world to legislate for play. Under The Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010,

2018-04-13T15:01:22+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Latest News|

Play Matters – PlayBoard NI in partnership with the Department of Education

PlayBoard NI is delighted to be working in partnership with the Department of Education on their exciting Play Matters programme and messaging campaign. PlayBoard shall be taking forward the Play Shaper NI© aspect of Play Matters as part of the Departments wider Play and Leisure

2018-04-13T15:04:24+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Latest News|

Children and Young People’s Strategy Team – Play Matters

Many of you will be aware that the Children and Young People’s Strategy Team within the Department of Education is taking forward a Play and Leisure project entitled Play Matters which is funded through the Delivering Social Change - Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP). Play

2018-03-26T10:04:32+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Families First – Best Afterschool Awards 2018

Families First Awards will take place on 24th March 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast. Make your voice heard... Visit the Families First website here, and fill out the online voting form for the afterschool club you think should be awarded the Families

2018-03-07T11:58:22+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

£4.75m for play parks as new strategy swings into action

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council will start work this month on implementing a new play strategy that will see some 44 play parks across the borough upgraded at an estimated cost of £4.75m over the next five years. Delivered as part of a

2018-02-21T12:06:00+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Latest News|

Give Your Child A Helping Hand – Department of Education

The Department of Education is launching it's new campaign 'Give your child a helping hand’ in January 2018. The campaign highlights the essential role that parents and carers can play in helping their children do well at school and improve their life chances. Its aim

2018-02-21T11:15:14+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Latest News|

ARUP – Cities Alive: Designing for Urban Childhoods

A child-friendly approach to urban planning is a vital part of creating inclusive cities that work better for everyone. Designing for urban childhoods inspires us to respond positively to the challenges, and sets out actions that can help take us to a more child-friendly future – moving

2017-12-14T15:53:55+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Latest News|