Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have commissioned PlayBoard to deliver a number of outdoor play sessions across the area. The events have been scheduled and facilitated by the hosting community.
The play sessions are aimed at offering children lots of fun outdoor free-play opportunities within their local community.
Each outdoor play session will offer a range of play opportunities that can be replicated in the home or community at low or no cost. Come along and engage in activities such as parachute games, messy play, skipping, ball games, traditional street games, muddy play, German jumps, arts and crafts and den building.
All play sessions are open access in nature – there are no restrictions on children’s attendance. However, it must be noted that PlayBoard staff are not present in a supervisory capacity. Their role is to animate, create and facilitate an outdoor play experience. Adhering to professional practice guidelines – the PlayWork Principles, children should have access to, and engage in, freely chosen play opportunities. We emphasise the Playworkers’ role is not to instruct, coach or provide one to one supervision.
Parents and carers are encouraged to attend and join in the fun.