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‘Risky’ Playgrounds Are Making a Comeback

The modern playground has become mind-numbingly standard-issue. There’s a movement afoot to bring “adventure” back into play. The information age has ushered in an era of fear about children’s well-being, shifting norms heavily towards constant oversight and nearly impossible standards of safety. One casualty of that trend has been

2018-08-30T14:52:04+00:00August 30th, 2018|Latest News|

Playing Out – Children’s Commissioner Report – August 2018

A Children’s Commissioner’s report on the importance to children of play and physical activity We all remember the long hot summers of our childhood with endless warm days playing out and having fun with our friends from dawn until dusk. There is, of course, a serious chance that our

2018-08-30T14:45:52+00:00August 30th, 2018|Latest News|

PlayBoard NI Conference 2018 – Book Now!

Booking Form Play Matters: Space, Place and Permission to Play Space, place and permission are interrelated factors that have a significant impact on children’s play experiences. Due to an array of environmental, technological and societal factors, opportunities for children to play freely outdoors are on the

2018-08-25T23:26:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

PlayBoard NI Conference 2018

Play Matters: Space, Place and Permission to Play Space, place and permission are interrelated factors that have a significant impact on children’s play experiences. Due to an array of environmental, technological and societal factors, opportunities for children to play freely outdoors are on the decline. The relationship between environmental

2018-08-14T11:43:11+00:00August 14th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

Play Matters – Play & Challenge

Children have an innate urge to play from birth right through to teenage years and they are often at their happiest when playing or ‘hanging out’. Taking risks, or being challenged is a necessary part of playing. Children will often need and want to create challenge and uncertainty in

2018-07-31T14:06:11+00:00July 31st, 2018|Latest News, Play Matters|

Play Matters – Play and Risk Benefit

PlayBoard Northern Ireland is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland. We are working in partnership with the Department of Education on their play campaign ‘Play Matters’ and we will focus on a number of Play topics over the

2018-07-31T14:06:18+00:00July 19th, 2018|Latest News, Play Matters|

PlayBoard Staff Focus – Shauneen McCusker

PlayBoard Northern Ireland continues to introduce you to some members of the team. This time we focus on Play Development Officer Shauneen McCusker who developed and delivers PlayBoard Northern Ireland’s TOPS (Taking Outdoor Play Seriously) programme. “When I joined PlayBoard in 2006 I came from a varied work

2018-08-02T14:14:48+00:00July 4th, 2018|Latest News, Uncategorized|

Play Matters – Messy Play and the benefits of playing with mud

PlayBoard Northern Ireland is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland. We are working in partnership with the Department of Education on their play campaign ‘Play Matters’ and we will focus on a number of Play topics over the

2018-07-31T14:06:23+00:00June 28th, 2018|Events, Play Matters|

PlayBoard FREE Play Sessions – Newry Mourne and Down

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.

2018-06-26T13:54:33+00:00June 26th, 2018|Events, Latest News|

Department of Education Play Matters – Playing Outside

PlayBoard Northern Ireland is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland. We welcome the Department of Educations’s Play Matters campaign which is in line with our ongoing play advocacy work. As part of Play Matters, this month the Department

2018-06-20T10:05:52+00:00June 20th, 2018|Latest News|