Young People

28 07, 2022

Webinars: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) awareness training

2022-08-01T14:59:21+01:00July 28th, 2022|Communities, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars, Young People|

PlayBoard is delivering free online Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness training Level 1 and Level 2 in September 2022. Level 1 - Friday 16 September, 10:00am - 1:00pm *FULLY BOOKED*Level 2 - Friday 23 September, 10:00am - 1:00pm *FULLY BOOKED* Level 1 ACEs Awareness Training The objectives of Level 1 [...]

27 07, 2022

All to play for this Playday!

2022-07-28T15:32:09+01:00July 27th, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Young People|

There is not long to go until this year's Playday, taking place across the UK on Wednesday 3 August. The theme for this year’s national day of play is All to play for – building play opportunities for all children. Get involved! Events Register your event on the Playday website to share with [...]

22 07, 2022

Youth@Play helping youth workers deliver a Summer of Play

2022-07-22T14:17:33+01:00July 22nd, 2022|Training, Webinars, Young People, Youth@Play|

PlayBoard's Youth@Play project builds on the capacity of youth workers to facilitate play in youth centres for their younger members. This summer, the Youth@Play team are supporting youth workers across the sector by sharing weekly resources - PLAYmails packed with ideas, and short webinars with advice on making 2022 the best [...]

19 07, 2022

Free pop-up play sessions in Mid & East Antrim

2022-07-19T15:12:23+01:00July 19th, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, Young People|

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with PlayBoard NI, is bringing town centres to life this summer with its Pop-Up Play sessions. As part of the town centre action plan to drive footfall and to repurpose Town Centres, six free Pop-Up Play sessions have been organised to take [...]

27 06, 2022

PlayBoard announces Alan Herron as new CEO

2022-06-27T08:42:45+01:00June 27th, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Alan Herron succeeds Jacqueline O’Loughlin as Chief Executive of PlayBoard NI on 27 June, following her retirement. Alan has served as PlayBoard’s Director of Service Delivery and Development since 2009 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the community/voluntary sector. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “On behalf [...]

23 06, 2022

PlayBoard CEO retires after 18 years leading organisation

2022-06-23T14:08:26+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Following 25 years working for the child’s right to play and 18 years leading PlayBoard, Chief Executive Jacqueline O’Loughlin is stepping down on 23 June. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “Jacqueline has been a wonderful advocate for children and young people in Northern Ireland, and their right to play [...]

27 05, 2022

OUR Generation: Spaces to Be webinars

2022-05-27T15:14:39+01:00May 27th, 2022|Communities, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Webinars, Young People|

FREE webinars on supporting children's mental health and well-being through play. OUR Generation: Spaces to Be (practitioners) Date: Monday 20 JuneTime: 6:30 – 8:30pmLocation: ZoomBook: https://pbogspacestobe200622.eventbrite.com A free CPD opportunity which will look at learning taken from the implementation of the OUR Generation: Spaces to be programme. During this engaging [...]

26 05, 2022

Youth@Play training – building play in youth settings

2022-05-31T15:11:21+01:00May 26th, 2022|Young People, Youth@Play|

Following the success of the Youth@Play pilot programme, this current delivery, funded by the Education Authority (EA), will run from May 2022 to March 2023. Full and part-time workers and volunteers in both the statutory and voluntary sector across all council areas in Northern Ireland will have the opportunity to [...]

19 05, 2022

PlayBoard share expertise in Athens

2022-05-19T16:23:42+01:00May 19th, 2022|Communities, Events, Research, School Age Childcare, Young People|

Play on Early Education, the second International Athens Conference ran from 27 to 30 April. Staff from PlayBoard attended the conference, representing Northern Ireland on the international stage. Alan Herron, Director of Service Delivery & Development, presented on children’s play and Covid-19 recovery and also highlighted the legacy and impact [...]

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