10 05, 2019

In Focus – PlayShaper Programme

2019-05-10T13:43:30+01:00May 10th, 2019|Councils, Events, Training|

Keith McCann is Project Coordinator with Regenerate, a peace building group based in Rectory Park, Portadown. Regenerate focuses on community cohesion, community safety and education, working with people, communities and other community groups. Regenerate builds on what is strong, and not what is wrong. Their works includes supporting community [...]

18 04, 2019

Play Builds Children – Show Your Support

2019-10-11T18:50:25+01:00April 18th, 2019|Advocacy, Councils|

Following the Election on 2 May, PlayBoard is calling on local councillors to champion children’s play. Play is critical to children and young people’s lives, but despite its importance our environments and lifestyles can mean that opportunities for children to play are becoming increasingly scarce. As the largest public [...]

26 03, 2019

Making Connections… Because Play Matters

2019-03-26T12:12:48+01:00March 26th, 2019|Councils, Events|

Participants of the Play Shaper programme gathered at Parliament Buildings, Stormont recently to discuss their experiences, the impact the programme has made and discuss next steps. Play Shaper is a programme of professional play development and training which aims to help a range of stakeholders who directly or indirectly [...]

5 12, 2018

Play Participation – Shaving Foam Fight

2019-03-11T14:26:48+01:00December 5th, 2018|Councils, E-Play|

In July and August, our peripatetic staff delivered outdoor play sessions to the children and young people of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Making creations with art materials, dressing up as princesses and superhero’s, baking mud pies and mud smoothies, creating forts in competition with each other, and [...]

21 02, 2018

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

2019-03-12T12:03:23+01:00February 21st, 2018|Councils|

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 multi-phase rolling refurbishment programme, [...]