Minister for Education presents first ever PlayBoard ‘TOPS’ (Taking Outdoor Play Seriously) Quality Assurance Award for Outdoor Play in Schools to Ballymacash Primary School
Today (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 work and commitment shown by the school to enhancing its outdoor space in order to enhance and broaden play opportunities.
Image above from left to right: Shauneen McCusker (PlayBoard), Karen Ellison (PWG, play working group at Ballymacash P.S), Laura Wilson (PWG), Peter Weir MLA, Judith Allen (PWG), Anne Armstrong (PWG), Laura Spence (PWG), Lauren Belshaw (PWG) and Lisa Armstrong (PWG).
click here for more information on ‘TOPS’ or here for a copy of the press release