22 05, 2019

Nurturing Children’s Mental Health Through Play

2019-10-11T18:17:13+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Play Services, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training|

With mental health in focus recently following Mental Health Awareness Week the Play Matters project has produced a new information flyer looking at nurturing children’s mental health through play. Download Flyer Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for children’s mental [...]

11 04, 2019

Physical Activity Guidelines For Children And Young People

2019-10-11T18:49:59+01:00April 11th, 2019|Research, School Age Childcare, Schools|

The four UK Chief Medical Officers have published guidelines for physical activity for children and young people. Under 5s (not walking) Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water-based activities in safe environments. All under 5s should minimise the [...]

1 04, 2019

Workshops For Those Working In School Age Childcare Settings

2019-10-11T18:46:43+01:00April 1st, 2019|Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training|

PlayBoard NI is offering free workshops for those working in school age childcare settings. * Fundraising Tips & Ideas * Focus on Play If you want useful tips on completing fundraising applications or would like to encourage the children attending your club to try different ways to play, and [...]

27 02, 2019

Keeping Children Safe Online

2019-10-11T18:44:15+01:00February 27th, 2019|School Age Childcare, Schools|

With online safety in focus given the recent concern over the momo challenge, the NSPCC website has information on keeping children safe when online at Online safety tips include talking with your child about staying safe online, exploring online together, agreeing rules and managing settings and controls. Check your child knows [...]

4 12, 2018

TOPS Award 2018 – Limavady Central Primary School

2019-03-11T14:52:18+01:00December 4th, 2018|E-Play, Positive Playgrounds, Schools, TOPS|

The importance of school environments for play cannot be understated. For many children and young people the school playground may be the only open, accessible space available to them on a regular basis that allows them to engage in physically challenging and socially developmental outdoor play. TOPS (taking outdoor [...]

15 06, 2017

TOPS Awards 2017 – Four Schools Receive TOPS Awards!

2019-03-12T12:08:15+01:00June 15th, 2017|Positive Playgrounds, Schools, TOPS|

Today (Wednesday 15th June) saw four local Primary Schools – Termoncanice PS (Limavady), Rathcoole PS (Belfast), St. Pauls PS (Belfast) and Holy Evangelist PS (Dunmurry) – receive the PlayBoard TOPS (Taking Outdoor Play Seriously) Quality Assurance Award for outdoor play in schools. The award, developed and overseen by PlayBoard [...]

8 06, 2016

TOPS Award 2016 – Awarded to Ballymacash Primary School

2019-03-12T12:28:53+01:00June 8th, 2016|Positive Playgrounds, Schools, TOPS|

On Wednesday 8th June newly appointed Minister for Education, Peter Weir MLA presented Ballymacash Primary School, Lisburn with the first ever PlayBoard ‘TOPS’ Quality Assurance Award for Outdoor Play in Schools.  The award, developed and overseen by PlayBoard – the lead organisation for play in Northern Ireland, recognises the significant [...]

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