17 01, 2022

Webinar: A teaspoon of play helps the stress levels go down

2022-02-17T11:13:47+00:00January 17th, 2022|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars, Young People|

Supporting children’s mental health and well-being through play. Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:30amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbateaspoonofplayhelpsthestresslevelsgodown8222.eventbrite.com Join our webinar for parents, and professionals who work with children, during Children's Mental Health Week. A fun and interactive session that supports you to promote children and young people’s positive mental [...]

25 11, 2021

Kilcooley Primary School is TOPS!

2021-12-02T15:27:32+00:00November 25th, 2021|Schools, TOPS|

Kilcooley Primary School in Bangor is the latest school to receive PlayBoard's Taking Outdoor Play Seriously (TOPS) Award. The school received the prestigious award for their commitment to children’s learning and development through their dedication to improving their outdoor play provision. Despite the challenges and delays that Covid-19 brought, the [...]

10 11, 2021

Education Minister launches play programme

2021-12-02T14:30:29+00:00November 10th, 2021|Positive Playgrounds, Schools, TOPS|

Twenty schools from across Northern Ireland have been selected to participate in a new play programme funded by the Department of Education.  The play programme which focuses on Covid-19 recovery, will support the schools to enhance their outdoor play offer and improve children’s school-based play experiences during this academic year. Ten schools will [...]

20 10, 2021

Ballymena Primary School coming out TOPS

2021-12-02T15:23:02+00:00October 20th, 2021|Schools, TOPS|

Congratulations to Ballymena Primary School on achieving their TOPS Award! This week, staff from PlayBoard were delighted to visit Ballymena Primary School to present pupils and staff with their Taking Outdoor Play Seriously Award. The TOPS Quality Assurance Programme and Award for Outdoor Play is aimed at supporting schools to [...]

8 10, 2021

PlayBoard NI’s Annual General Meeting & Seminar

2021-12-02T16:06:57+00:00October 8th, 2021|Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Webinars|

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021Time: 10.00am - 12.00pmPlatform: Zoom PlayBoard wouldn’t be the organisation that it is without its members! We would be delighted if you would join us for our AGM and Seminar on Thursday 4 November. Our Seminar, being held on Outdoor Classroom Day, will focus on Covid-19 [...]

28 07, 2021

Managing risk in play provision: A position statement

2021-12-03T10:21:37+00:00July 28th, 2021|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

The Play Safety Forum, a grouping of national agencies involved in play safety, has produced Managing Risk in Play Provision to support the work of those involved in play provision of any kind (for example play areas, playgrounds, adventure playgrounds, play centres and holiday playschemes). These include local authorities, voluntary [...]

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